The situation in North Korea continues to escalate, with the country said to be on the verge of performing it's sixth and perhaps "most powerful" nuclear test to date.
In a new poll conducted by CBS News, "more than half of Americans" indicated they are "uneasy" about President Trump's ability to deal with the matter.
Overall, 56 percent of respondents expressed reservations about the president's capabilities in that area. 39 percent conveyed confidence that Trump efforts will ultimately be successful.
Republicans were the biggest believers in the president's aptitude, with 78 percent expressing faith in the leader's crisis-averting skills.
Both Democrats and Independents were less sure that everything is going to work out just fine. 85% and 57 percent, respectively, indicated apprehension in regards to the president's diplomatic prowess.
The CBS News poll results showcase the difference in public opinion on Trump's Syria dealings, verses those with North Korea. A recent Morning Consult/Politico poll found 57 percent of Americans said they're confident Trump can end the conflict in Syria -- some 18 percentage points higher than those expressing similar sentiment in regard to North Korea.
Regardless of public opinion, President Trump has made it known this is a face-off he fully intends to win.
On Tuesday and not long after his meeting with China's President Xi Jinping, Trump tweeted, "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.," and, "I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"
The following day, he discussed action against North Korea on Fox Business, saying, "We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on Earth."
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