Americans are more worried about the rupturing of international alliances and agreements than they are about being pushed around by other countries, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.
Data: Survey Monkey online poll conducted August 15-17, 2018 among 2,096 U.S. adults. Total margin of error is ±3.0 percentage points. Modeled error estimates: African-American women ±9.5, age 18 to 34 ±5.5, White suburban women ±7.0, Never Hillary Independent voters ±10.0, Rural voters ±6.0, Republicans ± 4.5, Democrats ± 4.0, Independents ± 7.0; Poll methodology; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios
Why it matters: President Trump claims his combative foreign policy — tariffs and threats for allies and adversaries alike — is necessary to correct for years of being “ripped off” on the world stage. Trump’s base tends to see things his way, but a majority of Americans (56%) are more worried about damage being done to alliances and agreements.
Overall, 41% of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of foreign policy, down from 46% when we last asked in May and slightly below his overall approval rating of 43%.