NEW POLL: More Voters Approve of Trump’s Soleimani Strike Than Oppose

A new Morning Consult poll reveals more American voters support Trump’s Soleimani strike than those that oppose it.

47% of those surveyed supported the strike compared to 40% who oppose it. 14% had no opinion.

The Hill reports Nearly half of American voters approve of President Trump’s decision to order the airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

The survey, which was released on Wednesday but conducted before Iran responded to the strike by firing rockets at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, found that 47 percent of American voters supported Trump’s move to authorize a drone strike on Soleimani outside the Baghdad airport last week. Forty percent of voters said they opposed the decision, while 14 percent said they did not have an opinion.

The opinions divided strongly along with partisan lines, with 70 percent of Democrats opposing the airstrike and 85 percent of Republicans supporting it. Sixty-one percent of Republican respondents said they strongly approved Trump’s decision.