In a poll released Monday, Public Policy Polling finds
[pdf] for the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration. PPP's director Tom Jensen writes in the polling memo that the "message is clear: voters think the Iran deal is a good one for the country, they want Congress to move it along, and if anything they'll reward elected officials in the future who throw their support behind the agreement. It's a winner politically."
Among the key findings:
-Only 38% of voters are opposed to the Iran deal, compared to 54% who are supportive of it. Democratic voters (75/17) are far more united in their favor for the agreement than Republicans (36/54) are in their opposition to it. Voters within every gender, race, and age group are in support of it, reflecting the broad based mandate for the deal.
-Similarly 54% of voters want their members of Congress to vote to allow the agreement to move forward, compared to just 39% who would like to see it blocked. […]
-There are basically no potential repercussions politically for members of Congress who do vote in support of the agreement. 60% of Americans say that if their members vote for it, they will be either more likely to vote for them in the future or it won’t make a difference either way in their future voting.
That support for a member voting for the deal reaches 79 percent among Democrats. Just 36 percent say they would be less likely to support their representative over a vote for the deal. Certainly food for thought for members of Congress that will come back from August recess to a vote on whether to block the agreement. It should also give President Obama some great talking points in his efforts
to get House Democrats firmly on board.
The poll, commissioned by Americans United for Change, was conducted nationally on
June July 23-24. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.
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