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Nuclear Fears Fall, But Democrats More Scared of North Korean Threat

With a summit meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un seemingly back on track, voter worries about a nuclear attack from North Korea continue to fade. But Democrats still fear the president is making things worse.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters now think it is likely that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States, with seven percent (7%) who say it’s Very Likely. That’s down notably from highs of 50% and 16% respectively last September.

A new high of 61% now consider a North Korean nuclear attack unlikely, including 26% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. The overall finding is up from 41% last fall and 53% in January. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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