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AP-GfK Poll: Many Approve Iran Deal; Most Don't Trust Tehran
Associated Press ^ | 2015 May 12 | AP

Posted on 05/12/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT by CutePuppy

Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program but very few people really believe Tehran will follow through with the agreement.

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that just 3 percent said they were very confident that Iran would allow inspections of its nuclear facilities, remove plutonium from the country and shut down close to half of its uranium-enriching centrifuges as the preliminary deal says would be required. Nearly seven in 10 people said they were not confident, while 25 percent said they were only moderately confident. ..... < snip >

..... Although more than half of Americans polled say they approve of making the deal, few people — 16 percent — are actually paying close attention to the complex Iran negotiations that have angered Israel and unnerved Gulf nations who are concerned about Tehran's rising influence and aggressive behavior in the region.

Israel's strong objections to the deal could make a difference to many Americans. If forced to choose, a majority say it's more important to maintain the U.S. relationship with Israel than to strike a deal with Iran. But respondents are divided along party lines, with nearly six in 10 Democrats saying the Iran deal is more important while seven in 10 Republicans believe ties with Israel are more critical. ..... < snip >

More broadly, the poll found that Americans are increasingly interested in the U.S. role in world affairs, with 60 percent saying it's an extremely important issue, up from 52 percent less than five months ago. ..... < snip > Fifty-seven percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the issue. ..... < snip >

But overall, Americans are more likely to trust Republicans than Democrats to handle protecting the country. ..... < snip >

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bsheadline; iran; israel; misleading; misleadingheadline; netanyahu; nuclear; obama; poll; wmds
How the AP-GfK Poll on Iran Was Conducted:

Obama's foreign "policy," if it can be called that — he is only looking at it as a search / venue for "legacy" — is getting less and less popular ever since "Obama got Osama" and various "resets," "red lines" and "springs" blew up in his face.

He is now left trying to make a go of it with Cuba and Iran, and neither is the right "policy" nor should become popular, even with so-called "libertarians" who, with no explanation, frivolously and off-handedly make a claim that the other policies "didn't work."

1 posted on 05/12/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT by CutePuppy
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To: CutePuppy

If obama wants it, it’s bad news!


2 posted on 05/12/2015 6:22:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: CutePuppy

But overall, Americans are more likely to trust Republicans than Democrats to handle protecting the country.

LOL, not anymore!


3 posted on 05/12/2015 6:22:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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few people — 16 percent — are actually paying close attention to the complex Iran negotiations ///

and that, folks, is why we are in such big trouble.


4 posted on 05/12/2015 6:26:30 PM PDT by dp0622
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Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program...

A perfect example of how pathetic morons like Barack Hussein Obama can be elected to the presidency of the most powerful country in the world. The majority of the people living in this country are total morons. Most couldn't find Iran on a globe if it was highlighted in yellow but when it comes to nuclear diplomacy, THEY'RE ALL EXPERTS!

5 posted on 05/12/2015 7:14:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is investigating the DOJ while they are investigating everybody else?)
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To: CutePuppy

This country has gone completely bat-sh#t insane.


6 posted on 05/12/2015 7:15:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; FlingWingFlyer; dp0622; TribalPrincess2U
Actually, this poll is very encouraging, despite extremely misleading headline ("Many Approve...").

It turns out that "Many" comprises only about 3 percent... that majority of Americans stand with Israel and not with Obama/Kerry on the issue (i.e., Netanyahu is winning the argument)... that Democrats are badly split on the issue and that almost 60% of them prefer Obama's and Iran's interests and not Israel's, while more than 70% of Republicans are standing with Israel... that Americans are finally taking more interest in the [diminishing and mostly incomprehensible] role of the U.S. in the world, and apparently do not like very much what they're seeing.

Regarding only 16 percent "actually paying close attention to the complex Iran negotiations" — what is the point of trying to pay attention to Kerry's or Obama's pronouncements and/or ever-changing "conditions" that the agreement might entail? There is little coverage of them, and more importantly, we already know where Obama is going with it, and already know how the Senate and Congress are going to react, so "closely" following these two clowns' "negotiations" with Iran in the meantime is useless and liable to produce nothing but anguish and headaches.

What this poll shows (and it's skewed toward higher Democratic participation, as usual) is that Obama / Kerry already lost the public on this and his "foreign policy" and losing more every week, and are taking a lot of Democrats with them, and no amount of lipstick is going to make this pig into Miss America.

7 posted on 05/12/2015 8:10:17 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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Great response. Still, I wish I would see more reading of politics on the bus or ferry or subway and less candy crush.

But what you are saying makes one hopeful for the 2016 race.


8 posted on 05/12/2015 8:14:40 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: CutePuppy

Wow, can the AP create more pro-Obama spin than this, in direct contradiction to the facts in the article?


9 posted on 05/12/2015 8:33:02 PM PDT by marktwain
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10 posted on 05/13/2015 4:25:45 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes)
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Like selling an AK-47 legally to a guy with a “KILL” tattoo on his forehead, but a valid ID. Gun control at work.


11 posted on 05/14/2015 12:10:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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