Over five in ten Americans support military elimination of North Korean nukes

April 6th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr.6 (ANI): Following North Korea’s launch of its controversial Taepodong-II missile, a majority of American voters have said that they would support a military approach to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.

According to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Sunday morning, 57 percent of all voters support such a response, while just 15 percent oppose it.

A military response is favored by a majority in both parties - 66 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats - and by 57 percent of both men and women, said the survey that was conducted in the two days prior to the test missile launch.

According to Politico, 51 percent of the respondents oppose the U.S. offering economic aid to North Korea in exchange for it agreeing to dismantle its nuclear program.

On Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “Fox News Sunday” that he would have disabled the long-range missile before North Korea was able to launch it.

In what seemed to be a swipe at the Obama administration’s response, he warned, “One morning, just like 9/11, there’s going to be a disaster,” adding, “I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.”

The telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters has a three-percentage-point margin of error. (ANI)

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