Just 1 in 3 approves of Obama's handling of Iran
Just one in three Americans supports President Obama's handling of the situation in Iran, lower approval than several other issues measured in a Gallup poll released Thursday.
 
While 33 percent surveyed in the poll approve Obama's handling of the Iranian situation, 55 percent disapprove — the same percentage that disapprove of his handling of terrorism and foreign affairs. 
 
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Partisan differences emerge in the poll, with just one in 10 Republicans approving his handling of the situation in Iran — compared with a little more than half of Democrats, 56 percent.
 
Obama's overall approval rating in the poll is below 50 percent, and his handling of Iran is rated below his efforts on issues such as immigration, the economy, climate change and education.
 
The numbers come as Obama hopes to secure lawmaker support for an international nuclear accord with Iran, which has been met with deep skepticism in Congress and the general public.
 
Congress is currently on a five-week recess, during which lawmakers' positions on the nuclear deal between the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China with Iran have trickled out publicly.
 
There are currently 20 Senate Democrats who have publicly supported the deal. Obama needs 34 in order to uphold a veto. House Democrats are also divided on the issue. 
 
The Gallup survey of 1,011 U.S. adults was conducted Aug. 5-9 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 4 points.