US support for Iran deal reaches highest point: poll

US support for Iran deal reaches highest point: poll
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Public support for the Iran deal has reached its highest point previously recorded, according to a new poll, right as a deadline approaches for President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE to re-certify the agreement in 10 days.

56 percent of people polled in the Morning Consult–Politico survey released Wednesday morning backed the nuclear deal, while 26 percent opposed it.

Republican voters are split, with 46 percent of voters in favor of the bill versus 42 percent against it.

The level of net support is at its highest since the last time it reached 56 percent, in April 2017.

The agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was agreed upon between Iran and the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union back in 2015. 

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The results arrive on the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial news conference Monday, during which he accused Iranian leaders of lying about the country's pursuit of nuclear weapons before agreeing to the deal in 2015.

The survey polled 1,991 registered voters and has a 2 percentage point margin of error.