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A poll conducted by the well-respected Quinnipiac University and published on Monday, Aug. 3, reveals that American voters oppose by a margin of two to one the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by U.S. negotiators and their partners in the P5+1, regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Not surprisingly, party membership is a strong predictor of whether a voter supports the deal or not, but even only a slight majority of Democrats favor the deal. The overall split is 57 percent against the deal, to 27 percent in favor.


Republicans oppose the deal 86 to 3 percent, while Democrats support it 52 to 32 percent.

Interestingly, men and women responded quite similarly: men oppose the deal 59 to 30 percent, and women oppose it 56 to 27 percent.

The assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Tim Malloy, said “There’s not a lot of love for the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Only a bare majority of Democrats support the pact.”

The pollsters reached 1,644 registered voters by phone between July 23 – 28, across the country. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percent.


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