Poll: 6 in 10 Americans Disapprove of Iran Deal

Most Americans continue to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal, a poll released Monday finds.

Nearly six in 10 American voters, 58 percent, disapprove of the recently reached nuclear pact, while 30 percent approve, found the new Quinnipiac University poll reported on by the Washington Examiner.

Republicans strongly oppose the deal, which is considered a signature achievement of President Barack Obama, 86 percent to 3 percent, the poll found.

Democrats support the foreign policy move, 52 percent to 32 percent.

"There's not a lot of love for the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Only a bare majority of Democrats support the pact," Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said in a statement quoted by the Examiner.

A majority of Americans (56 percent) also disapprove of how Obama is handling the Iran situation, compared to just 35 percent who approve.

Monday’s poll follows one released last week which found that a majority of Americans would like Congress to reject the nuclear deal with Iran.

The poll found that 52% of Americans believe Congress should reject the deal, while 44% said it should be approved.

Congress is currently taking 60 days to review the agreement before approving or rejecting it. President Barack Obama, however, has threatened recently to "veto any legislation" passed by Congress blocking the deal. 

Opposition to the nuclear deal has primarily pointed to the troubling fact that it has Iran inspect its own covert nuclear sites with international access forbidden, and lifts restrictions on the ballistic missile program of the leading state sponsor of terror.

Republicans have objected to the deal as not tough enough to prevent Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon in the long run, while several Democrats have expressed support.

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, last week urged her colleagues to back the nuclear agreement with Iran.

"As you may be aware, I believe that this agreement is a major accomplishment. I am pleased that the response thus far from House Democrats has been so positive," she said in a letter to colleagues, which came as congressional Republicans railed against a UN vote on the deal.

On the flip side, House Speaker John Boehner vowed to "do everything possible" to stop the deal between Iran and nuclear powers from being approved by Congress.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198994

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