Two-Thirds Of U.S. Voters Want Congress To Not Be A D*ck About The Iran Nuclear Deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Paris on January 16, 2015

There has to be a Flock of Seagulls joke in here somewhere.

More than half of all registered U.S. voters are for the United States’ tentative nuclear deal with Iran, and they don’t want any dirty old Congress out there mucking it up, thank you very much.

That’s according to a Hart Research survey, anyway, conducted courtesy of Americans United for Change. The largely Democratic group tallied that some 61 percent of Americans are in favor of the deal, versus 34 percent against it. Sixty-five percent of the country wants Congress to sit on an egg and keep its beak shut until the two countries finalize a deal before the June 30 deadline. That’s more than twice the 30 percent who would like Congress to live up to its typical nature as of late and stand in the way of real potential for peaceful diplomacy for once.

All votes favoring Congress blocking a deal with Iran were cast by Republicans, but Republicans are split as a party as to whether or not Congress should block the bill, or let it proceed.

The poll had an error margin of 3.5 percent and included participation from 806 registered voters.

The poll recognized that Iran may phrase its own takeaway from the tentative deal differently to its own people, but for the most part the survey utilizes language that mirrors wording used by the U.S. government’s own account of its takeaway from the deal.

To give an example of the degree to which the American people would like Congress to keep its bumbling fingers away from the fly ball, “The Huffington Post” reports 57 versus 38 percent of participants in the survey responded they agree with supporting the Iran nuclear deal after reading the following passage:

“Opponents of the agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program say it is not strong enough to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons because it only scales back Iran’s nuclear program rather than ending it, and because the deal is not permanent. These opponents say Congress should take action to block the agreement, and say that Congress should instead impose more economic sanctions until Iran makes more concessions on its nuclear program.

“Supporters of the agreement say it is the best and most realistic way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. The deal will make the United States and its allies safer because it cuts off Iran’s pathways to nuclear weapons. The only real alternative to this agreement would be military action and American involvement in another Middle Eastern war. These supporters say that Congress should allow the agreement to go forward and then closely monitor its implementation.

“Having heard both sides, who do you agree with more–the opponents who say the agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program is not strong enough and Congress should block it, or the supporters who say the agreement is the best and most realistic way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon?”

But what will happen with the House largely controlled by Republicans these days and with a partisan divide complicating the matter? It’s anybody’s guess — but they sure do live to muck things up for Obama and his pack of Democrats, 82 percent of which are against blocking the deal.

The complete results of the Hart Research survey were released Friday.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info


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