Americans open to Trump’s planned NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear open to President Donald Trump’s decision to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and are less concerned than in recent months by the threat posed by the pariah nation’s nuclear weapons.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, taken after Trump agreed to what would be unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader.

North Korea has yet to publicly confirm plans for the summit, but the poll suggests its potential has eased fears of war that intensified last year as the North made rapid strides in its nuclear and missile capabilities.

Some 48 percent of Americans favor and 29 percent oppose Trump’s plan to talk with Kim, while 21 percent say they’re neither in favor nor opposed.