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67% of Americans Want to Stay in Iran Deal

67% of Americans Want to Stay in Iran Deal67% of Americans Want to Stay in Iran Deal

Two in three Americans say US President Donald Trump should not pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, according to a recent CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Trump announced his intent to decertify the agreement last week. But eight in 10 Democrats and two in three independents oppose withdrawing from the agreement. Even in Trump’s own party, Republicans are evenly split, with 48% wanting to remain and 47% to withdraw.

Concern about Iran has slipped among Americans since the deal was put in place in January last year. Only three in 10 adults say the perceived threat is “very serious”, down from nearly half, 49%, in September 2015. That marks the smallest share of those concerned in CNN polling dating back to 2000. Still, nearly seven in 10 adults overall, 69%, say Iran poses a serious threat to the US.

Republicans are more likely to view Iran as a very serious threat than Democrats, 45% versus 26%. But only half the gap that existed two years ago, when Republicans were 36 points more likely than Democrats to see Iran as a deeply serious threat.

 

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