Sunday, February 19, 2017
4 Out Of 5 Americans Want NATO Alliance Maintained
Donald Trump has said that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is no longer relevant, and he has intimated that the United States may not honor its NATO obligations -- and may even withdraw from it. But Trump's crazy view is not shared by the American people.
Among the public in the U.S., NATO has 80% support (people who believe the alliance should be maintained). These people view NATO as important, not only for the protection of Europe, but also the United States. That 80% support is the highest its been in the last two decades. And the support cuts across political lines -- with 97% Democratic support, 69% Republican support, and the support of 74% of Independents.
It's just one more area (among many) where Trump is out-of-step with the American people.
These charts are from a recent Gallup Poll -- done between February 1st and 5th of a random national sample of 485 adults, with a margin of error of 6 points.