Poll: 37% of Americans see North Korea as an ‘immediate threat’

Washington( CNN) About four in 10 Americans remark North Korea is an immediate threat to the US in the wake of the nation’s recently stepped-up to make efforts to posture itself as a military threat to the US and others, according to a new CNN/ ORC ballot.

In the ballot released Thursday, about 37% of respondents consider North koreans an immediate threat to the security of the US. The new CNN/ ORC ballot was released in the same week that President Donald Trump summon the full Senate to the White House for a briefing on the North Korean threat.

Trump told Reuters on Thursday that even though he would prefer a diplomatic solution to the threat of nuclear proliferation in North koreans, he believes “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major is consistent with North koreans. Absolutely.”