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By a bare majority, Idahoans believe GOP President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is making the United States safer, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.

The recent survey by Dan Jones & Associates also shows that Idahoans are mixed over whether they believe the U.S. will go to war with North Korea anytime soon.

Trump has often talked tough about foreign affairs, especially saying that NATO and the United Nations must do more to pay their own way, and that the U.S. is paying too much to support those groups.

He has also exchanged all kinds of threats and insults with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jung un – recently saying that his (Trump’s) nuclear button is bigger than Kim’s.

Here are some of Jones’ numbers:

On a scale of 1-5, with one being highly likely, and five being highly unlikely, Idahoans are split over whether the U.S. will soon go to war with North Korea:

Idaho men are more accepting of Trump’s foreign policies than are women:

By all accounts, Trump is a partisan-dividing individual. And on this question of U.S. safety abroad, same deal:

Finally, Mormon families tend to send their sons and daughters on church missions, often to foreign lands.

Other religions are split on the issue, while those with no religion say Trump is making America less safe, 68-28 percent.

Jones polled 619 adults from Nov. 8-15. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.94 percent statewide.