Donald Trump has said that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is no longer relevant, and he has intimated that the United States may not honor its NATO obligations -- and may even withdraw from it. But Trump's crazy view is not shared by the American people.
Among the public in the U.S., NATO has 80% support (people who believe the alliance should be maintained). These people view NATO as important, not only for the protection of Europe, but also the United States. That 80% support is the highest its been in the last two decades. And the support cuts across political lines -- with 97% Democratic support, 69% Republican support, and the support of 74% of Independents.
It's just one more area (among many) where Trump is out-of-step with the American people.
These charts are from a recent Gallup Poll -- done between February 1st and 5th of a random national sample of 485 adults, with a margin of error of 6 points.