President Donald Trump has seen a slight improvement in his approval rating in a new Quinnipiac University national poll, as most voters say the president made the right decision to launch a missile strike in Syria.
Forty percent of voters said they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, up from 35 percent in a poll released earlier this month.
However, 56 percent of voters continue to disapprove of Trump's job performance, down only slightly from 57 percent.
The improvement in Trump's approval rating comes as 61 percent of voters said it was the right decision to bomb a Syrian air force base in response to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons.
The poll also showed that 40 percent of voters now approve of Trump's handling of foreign policy, up from 33 percent, although 56 percent still disapprove.
The survey also found that just 30 percent of voters think the strike in Syria will be effective in preventing the Syrian government from using chemical weapons in the future.
Voters say 49 percent 44 percent that it is not in the U.S. national interest to be involved in the Syrian conflict but say 52 percent to 40 percent that America has a "moral responsibility to get involved."
The poll also showed that voters are concerned about the U.S. getting into a war in Syria and that U.S. involvement in Syria could lead to armed conflict with Russia.
The Quinnipiac survey of 1,062 voters was conducted April 12th through 18th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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by RTT Staff Writer
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