Poll: Support for Iran Deal Collapses Among Americans, Only 21% Approve

Support for President Obama’s nuclear deal with the regime in Iran has dwindled to just 21% among the American people, according to a new poll released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center on Tuesday.

The new poll results display that 49% of Americans disapprove of the nuclear accord, while 30% remain without a well-held opinion on the matter.

As the American people continue to absorb the Iran deal’s specifics and its ramifications, they have become less likely to support the agreement.

A mid-July poll taken immediately after President Obama finalized the deal with Tehran showed that 33% approved, while 45% disapproved of the deal, with 22% having no opinion.

As Pew notes: “Over the past six weeks, the share approving of the agreement has fallen 12 percentage points (from 33% to 21%), while disapproval has held fairly steady (45% then, 49% now).”

Additionally, the deal has become unpopular even among Democrats, with only 42% of registered Democrats favoring the diplomatic endeavor with the Islamic Republic, Pew’s results show. That is an 8% drop from July, when 50% of Democrats said they supported the deal.

Republican support for the deal dropped from 13% to 6% in the poll released Tuesday.

The same trend appears with Independent voters. Their support for the deal has fallen from 31% to 20%.

The poll indicates that the American people have very little faith in Iran holding up its end of the bargain. Only 20% of those surveyed said they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of confidence that Iran will uphold the agreement. And 70% said they had “not too much” or “none at all” confidence in Iran’s leaders following through with the deal.

The majority of respondents also expressed doubt in the international monitors being able to track Iran’s compliance with the agreement, with only 42% saying they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of confidence in the inspections.


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