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A new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows that Idahoans say North Korea poses the greatest threat to world peace today.

The Dan Jones & Associates survey in Idaho finds:

Jones did not list the U.S. nor Trump as possible answers. So if you picked either of those you were in the “other” category.

However, in a recent international poll, it is the United States (and its leader President Donald Trump) that is the greatest threat to world peace.

And considering how the “other” category breaks out demographically in Jones’ latest poll in Idaho, it could be fairly concluded that Democrats and moderates and liberals were pointing their fingers closer to home than North Korea.

Here are some of the breakouts:

The rest of the GOP picks: 34 percent N. Korea; 13 percent other; 4 percent for both Iran and Russia; 7 percent didn’t know.

When you break out the results according to political philosophy, conservatives (both “very” and “somewhat” conservative) fluctuate back and forth between N. Korea and ISIS being the greatest threat to world peace.

Moderates poll out like this: 33 percent N. Korea; 26 percent other; 26 percent ISIS; 5 percent Russia; 2 percent Iran; 7 percent don’t know.

But the liberals see things very differently:

A recent national poll inside the U.S. shows Americans are very worried about what’s happening between the United States and North Korea.

The hardline North Korean Communist government announced this week it is considering exploding a nuclear bomb somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.

There is evidence the North has a working nuclear weapon, which it has been testing deep underground in the north part of the country.

It has also been testing long- and short-range missiles in recent years – the question being whether it can place a working nuclear bomb on top of a missile, capable of reaching and exploding over Japan, South Korea and other U.S. allies.

Jones polled 604 adults from Aug. 23-30. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.