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Israel Project: Most Jewish Americans Disapprove of Iran Deal

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 05:57 PM

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The majority of Jewish Americans "disapprove" of the way President Barack Obama handled the talks with Iran over its nuclear program, according to a new survey.

The Israel Project poll found that 52 percent of Jewish Americans did not approve of the job Obama did in regards to the negotiations.

Iran was the only topic of eight directly about Obama that respondents of the poll answered with a majority negative opinion.

The Jewish Americans surveyed also would like to see the Iran deal shot down in Congress, 45 percent to 40 percent. Those numbers changed, however, when those polled were given a list of 10 concerns about the Iran deal. After reading those, 58 percent said they wanted Congress to kill the deal and keep sanctions on Iran.

Other highlights from the poll results:

— 57 percent approve of the job Obama is doing in the White House, down from 69 percent in 2012

— Of the 45 percent who initially wanted Congress to reject the Iran deal, 76 percent of Republicans felt that way

— 62 percent selected "very concerning" when told about two key pieces of the Iran deal: Iran will be given access to ballistic missiles, and Iran will receive an estimate $100 billion-$150 billion as part of the agreement

— Unrelated but noteworthy: 61 percent approve of Obama's job performance as it relates to healthcare

Another poll this week had similar results regarding Iran, with 52 percent of Americans saying they would like Congress to reject the agreement.

The Iran deal has been applauded in some circles but criticized in others, including among many Republicans. Those against the deal say Iran got exactly what they wanted.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican candidate for president, took the criticism of the deal a step further over the weekend when he compared it to the Holocaust.

"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history," Huckabee said Saturday.

"It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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