A vast majority of voters said they supported President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE’s decision to not launch a retaliatory strike against Iran last month, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll.
Seventy-eight percent of voters surveyed said they believed Trump’s decision to call off the strike on Iran was the right move.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll online survey of 2,182 registered voters was conducted from June 26 to June 29.
Trump ordered and then reversed a decision to strike Iran after an unmanned and unarmed U.S. drone was struck down last month.
The president explained in a tweet last month that he felt a U.S. strike on Iran would not be "proportionate" to the Iranian action. He also said he learned 10 minutes before the U.S. strike that 150 Iranians would die as a result.
The same poll found that 57 percent of voters said they were against military confrontation with Iran if the U.S. was not directly attacked by the country, while 38 percent said they would support another U.S. military entanglement in the region.
"The public views Iran with deep suspicion and would support military strikes if they strike against us, but absent that they would proceed with caution," Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll Director Mark Penn told The Hill.
The Trump administration has continued to impose sanctions on Iran, further heightening the conflict.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll found that 55 percent of voters said they disapproved of the way the U.S. was handling relations with Iran.
The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll. The Hill will be working with Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll throughout 2019.
Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.