Poll: Clear Majority Distrust Iran To Uphold Any Non-nuclear Weapons Deal

Wait, people don’t trust Iran? Strange

Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

But the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly six in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed at sealing a long-term deal.

Part of this certainly has to do with Iran being Iran. The other part is certainly the horrible, pro-Iran position taken by Team Obama and its negotiators, who continue to seemingly give away the house to Iran.

Digging deep into the poll, we see that only 4% are very confident that “such an agreement would prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons…”, while 34% are not confident at all. This is with a typical oversampling of Democrats to Republicans, 30% to 22%.

Popular sentiment among Republicans is more in line with GOP lawmakers on the issue of whether Congress should be required to authorize any deal with Iran. A Pew Research Center survey released Monday found 62 percent of the public believes Congress, not President Obama, should have final authority over approving a nuclear agreement with Iran.

We also learn from that Pew survey that 63% think that Iran is not serious. In that poll, 49% approve of negotiating with Iran, 40% disapprove. There’s nothing wrong with negotiating: it should be preferred over immediate military action. The problem is when any deal really doesn’t stop Iran from working towards developing nuclear weapons.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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