Dems, Republicans split on Iran
Democrats are at odds with Republicans over whether the U.S. should support any Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear program.
Our national scientific telephone poll found Republicans would favor U.S. backing of Israel striking Iran by a 64%-15% margin, while Democrats would oppose doing so 47%-23%. Independents side with Republicans, backing the U.S. supporting any Israeli military action on Iran 51%-21%.
Overall nationwide, Americans favored backing any Israeli military action against Iranian nuclear facilities by a 47%-27% margin.
Amid heightening concerns about whether Iran will soon have the capability to produce nuclear weapons, Israeli leaders have sent mixed signals about whether Israeli intends to attack Iranian nuclear facilities soon. Iranian leaders have repeatedly said Iran intends to destroy Israel.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – U.S.-Israel-Iran support.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,232 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 6, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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