According to a new poll conducted by NPR/Ipsos, the majority of Americans think President Trump is an incompetent commander-in-chief and don’t trust him to deal with the North Korean threat.
The survey, published Monday, found that finds 51 percent of Americans question Trump’s ability to handle the conflict.
Forty-four percent of respondents say they do trust Trump to handle deal with North Korea.
The poll also finds that a majority of respondents think the U.S. has an obligation to protect its allies in East Asia.
Seventy-four percent of respondents agree that the U.S. has that obligation, compared to 13 percent who say it does not.
The poll was conducted before North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan last week.
South Korea’s military said the missile fired from Pyongyang flew about 2,300 miles before landing in the Pacific Ocean.
The move further escalated tensions in the region after North Korea conducted a nuclear test earlier this month.
Earlier this year, Trump intensified his rhetoric on North Korea, warning of “fire and fury” if Pyongyang continued to threaten the U.S.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he spoke with South Korea’s leader over the weekend, and labeled North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.”