Washington( CNN) About four in ten Americans mention North Korea is an immediate threat to the US in the wake of the nation’s recently stepped-up attempts to posture itself as a military threat to the US and others, according to a new CNN/ ORC poll.

In the poll liberated Thursday, about 37% of respondents consider North Korea an immediate threat to the security of the US. The new CNN/ ORC poll was released in the same week that President Donald Trump summoned the full Senate to the White House for a briefing on the North Korean threat.

Trump told Reuters on Thursday that although he would prefer a diplomatic solution to the threat of nuclear proliferation in North Korea, he belief “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely.”