Poll: Majority of Americans support military action against North Korea if they attack South Korea

If North Korea decides to attack their neighbor to the South, the majority of Americans say the U.S. military should send troops.

A new poll was released Monday from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that 62 percent of participants said they support military action against North Korea, if Kim Jong Un unleashes an attack on South Korea.

That number is up from 47 percent in 2015, which comes as President Trump recently commented when asked about North Korea in a cabinet meeting last week, "We will handle North Korea. We are gonna be able to handle them. It will be handled. We handle everything."

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On Saturday, the United Nations approved sanctions on the North in response to their multiple missile tests.

The president and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley both praised the decision.

Now, the support for sanctions against North Korea appears to be pretty bipartisan, with 84 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Democrats approving of them.

This new poll also comes as 75 percent of Americans view North Korea as a severe threat.