Americans still overwhelmingly oppose the Iran deal

Americans still overwhelmingly oppose the Iran deal

DENVER—A poll released by Gallup this week shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose the deal, finding only 30 percent of Americans favor the deal and 57 percent oppose the deal.

Only 9 percent of Republicans favor the deal and just 51 percent of Democrats support the president’s agreement. Of Americans who view seriously the threat posed by a nuclear Iran, support of the deal drops to 23 percent.

A dismal 14 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Iran. According to Gallup:

“Three-quarters of U.S. adults say the potential development of nuclear weapons by Iran represents a critical threat to the vital interests of the U.S. in the next 10 years. This is nearly equivalent to the 77% who answered similarly last year, prior to the finalization of the deal in July 2015.”

CNN/ORC poll late last year found 59 percent disapproved of the way Obama is handling the U.S. relationship with Iran, and a majority wanted Congress to reject the deal.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“Americans agree that Iran should not be able to pursue nuclear weapons and that Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is a threat to our safety, but they do not support the Iran deal because we have already seen that Iran is becoming even more dangerous and more aggressive. The Iran deal has not gained the support from Americans and it is for good reason: Iran cannot be trusted to hold up their end of the agreement and has dangerous intentions that threaten our national security.”