A series of polls makes the case that voters support President Barack Obama’s Iran deal, despite the objections of Republicans in Congress. The latest is the Quinnipiac swing state poll, which finds that voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia support a deal with Iran by a 3-to-1 margin. They also support letting Congress decide by a 3-to-1 margin, so the case against the administration’s position is solid. But the poll’s support for the deal is entirely dependent on bad wording that covers up what is actually going on.
Here is how Quinnipiac asked the question: “Would you support or oppose an agreement, in which the United States and other countries would lift some of their economic sanctions against Iran, in exchange for Iran restricting its nuclear program in a way that makes it harder for it to produce nuclear weapons?” Sounds great, except:
- 1. there is no “agreement”;
- 2. Iran keeps most of its nuclear program intact;
- 3. the regime says all sanctions must be lifted;
- 4. the “weapons” part of Iran’s program (missiles, military uses) is not covered by the deal; and
- 5. by Obama’s own admission, the deal would allow Iran to go nuclear in the end.
Tell the American people the truth about the “deal”–that it is a “surrender” to one of America’s most implacable enemies–and support will flip to 10-1 against.