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Majority supports Trump's decision to halt retaliatory strike on Iran: poll

Majority supports Trump's decision to halt retaliatory strike on Iran: poll
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A majority of voters — 65 percent — in a new poll support President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE’s decision to call off a retaliatory strike against Iran after the country shot down a U.S. drone.

Fourteen percent of respondents oppose Trump’s decision, according to the Politico-Morning Consult poll.

Pollsters found that 76 percent of Republicans polled supported the president’s decision, compared to 62 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of independents.  

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Trump tweeted Friday that he called off military action against Iran “10 minutes” before a retaliatory strike was scheduled after advisers said there could be 150 casualties.

“On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it,” Trump tweeted.

More generally, 42 percent of voters in the new poll said they oppose military action in the country.

Just over one-third — 36 percent — of respondents support military action in Iran, and 22 percent said they have no opinion. 

Pollsters found that 59 percent of self-identified Republicans support further military action, compared to 23 percent of Democrats and 28 percent of independents.

The poll surveyed 1,991 registered voters and was conducted June 21-24. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.