WaPo/ABC Poll: U.S. Public Opposes Military Action Against Iran; Supports Diplomacy And SanctionsQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|GOP presidential candidates and right-wing pundits are quick to push for military action against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. But a new WaPo-ABC News poll finds that the American public is largely in support of Obama's diplomacy-first strategy towards Tehran and, by a sizable margin, opposes military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.
The poll finds that while 84 percent of Americans believe Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon -- a conclusion that neither U.S. intelligence nor the IAEA have yet made -- 53 percent of poll respondents oppose bombing Iran's nuclear facilities "to try to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon." Only 41 percent of respondents supported taking military action. When asked about Israel bombing Iran's nuclear sites, respondents offered nearly identical responses with 51 percent opposing Israeli military action and 42 percent...
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