WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose a preemptive strike on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and most Americans trust U.S. military leaders instead of U.S. President Donald Trump to handle the nuclear crisis responsibly, said a new poll on Sunday.
According to the Washington Post-ABC News poll, 67 percent of Americans believe that the United States should launch a military strike on the DPRK only if the country first attacks the United States or its allies.
As to their confidence in Trump on solving the DPRK nuclear issue, 37 percent of Americans trust Trump either "a great deal" or "a good amount" to handle the issue in a responsible way, with 42 percent saying that they trust Trump "not at all."
In comparison, 72 percent of Americans trust U.S. military leaders on the DPRK issue, including 43 percent saying that they trust them "a great deal."
Trump on Tuesday threatened in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly that the United States "will have no choice than to totally destroy" the country if forced to defend itself or its allies.
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