Americans Approves Trump Decision To Kill Soleimani According To These New Report

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Americans Approves Trump Decision To Kill Soleimani According To These New Report,

A new AP poll shows more Americans approve of President Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani than those who disapprove.

The margin was also significant with 41% in approval, 30% disapproving and 28% not having an opinion.

After Trump’s Soleimani strike, most high profile Democrats and many political pundits condemned Trump for the decision.

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Americans Approves Trump Decision To Kill Soleimani

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According to KNX1070 reports a new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall.

The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was taken about two weeks after the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. It found that 41% of Americans approved of the action while 30% disapproved of it. The rest didn’t express an opinion either way.

Soleimani was killed shortly after arriving at the Baghdad airport. Iran responded five days later by firing a barrage of missiles at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed, causing injuries but no deaths. The exchange sparked fears of a new Middle East war, but both sides then stood down.

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That lack of escalation could explain some of the support for the strike, said Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute.

“There was a fear that this could lead to an all-out war between the U.S. and Iran and, because it didn’t, the assessment of whether it was good or bad shifts a bit,” said Parsi, whose “trans-partisan” think tank advocates for diplomacy and military restraint in the Middle East.

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Americans Approves Trump Decision To Kill Soleimani According To These New Report

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