MCLEAN, VA —A recent poll shows Americans think President Trump's behavior with Iran has made the U.S. feel less safe.
The USA TODAY/Ipsos poll out this morning shows 52 percent of people surveyed call Trump's actions toward Iran "reckless," while 34-percent support him; 55 percent say last week's killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has made America less safe while 24 percent say the nation is safer now.
An overwhelming majority of people surveyed say the attack made it more likely Iran will strike U.S. interests in the Middle East, lead to terrorist attacks in this country, and ultimately trigger war with Iran.
This poll comes on the heels of an escalation between the two countries starting with an attack of the U.S. Embassy by a group of Iranian sympathizers.
The White House then authorized a drone strike on the Iranian top military official. Monday night, Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at a military base housing U.S. Forces.
At a rally in Ohio Thursday night, Trump said Qassem Soleimani was the architect behind attacks that killed and wounded thousands of American service members.He noted that Soleimani spread death and mayhem across the Middle East, and was actively planning to target American embassies.
Trump took aim at Democrats for criticizing his decision to authorize the airstrike.He said they should be outraged at Soleimani's actions.