Americans Believe Iran Gained More in Deal

Americans Believe Iran Gained More in DealAmericans Believe Iran Gained More in Deal

Americans appear to be split on the Iran nuclear deal, but a plurality seems to agree that Iran got more of what it wanted with the negotiations, according to a new Monmouth University poll out Monday.

Asked whether the United States or Iran got the better end of the agreement, 41% responded that the government in Tehran gained more, while just 14% said the US benefited more than their Iranian counterparts, Politico reported.

Roughly two-thirds (67%) of self-identified Republicans said Iran got more of what it wanted, while just 23% of Democrats responded similarly.

A little more than just 2 in 10 Americans (23%) said that both Iran and the US benefited mutually.

Americans seem less certain about whether Congress should approve the final agreement, with 41% expressing uncertainty. Just 27% say lawmakers should move to approve the deal, while 32% say they should vote against it.

"The public is not convinced that Congress should reject the plan, but they can't shake their nagging doubts that Iran has the upper hand here," said Monmouth polling director Patrick Murray in a press release. The survey was conducted via telephone July 30-Aug. 2, polling 1,203 adults nationwide with an overall margin of error plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.