A new poll out today from Public Policy Polling shows Americans overwhelmingly in favor of the Iran deal, and there’s no downside for pols who support it.
Here are the numbers. By 54 percent to 38 percent, Americans are for the deal. Democrats split 75 to 17. Hear that, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker?
But Republican oppose it 54 to 36.
The poll says that there are “basically no potential repercussions politically” for Congress persons who vote for the deal. The poll means, from voters. Voters want the agreement and the country to move forward, according to the survey, and just 36 percent of overall voters say they’ll be less likely down the line to vote for a member who supports the Iran agreement. (Here’s one problem with the poll: Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban are merely 2 citizens, united, in this reckoning. But they actually are controlling some of the politics of the matter).
“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.”
Poll was of 730 voters between July 23 and 24.
Polling data reveals the soft underbelly in the numbers. 35 percent of all voters strongly support the deal. But 32 percent strongly oppose it. It’s the somewhat’s who swing the numbers wildly in favor.