Poll: Americans oppose Iran nuclear deal 2-1

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A new poll finds that just 3 in 10 Americans approve of the Obama administration's deal signed with Iran aimed at curbing the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.

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Fifty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of the accord that relieves international sanctions in exchange for enhanced oversight, compared to 30 percent who approve, according to the Gallup survey released Wednesday.

Republicans are much more opposed to the deal signed among Iran and six world powers, with just 9 percent supporting it and 80 percent opposed.

A slim majority of Democrats approve of the deal negotiated by the Obama administration, with 51 percent saying they support it, compared to 38 percent who say they do not.

Americans are just as concerned about the threat of a nuclear Iran as they were before the deal went into effect.

Seventy-five percent of respondents said Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon represents a critical threat to the U.S. over the next 10 years, compared to 77 percent who said the same last year before the July deal was finalized.

Of Americans who said they view the threat posed by a nuclear Iran critically, only 23 percent support the deal.

The poll also finds that Americans have a significantly negative view of Iran, with just 14 percent viewing the nation positively.

The only countries that Americans harbor more negative attitudes toward are Syria, with a 12 percent approval rating, and North Korea, with 8 percent approval.

The Gallup poll surveyed 1,021 adults by phone from Feb. 3-7 and has a margin of error of 4 percent.