The PJ Tatler

Poll: Most Americans Outside the Obama Administration Want Tougher Sanctions on Iran

The Hill has this poll, which finds one of the most bipartisan results possible these days.

Large majorities of voters from both parties want to increase the pressure on Iran, according to a newpoll, complicating President Obama’s effort to get Congress to back off.

Almost 8 in 10 Americans — 77 percent — believe further economic sanctions and financial pressure are the best way to get Iran to abandon its alleged nuclear weapons program, according to a poll of 900 likely voters released Wednesday. The poll found that most voters, 77 percent of Democrats and 96 percent of Republicans, would rather vote for a senator who approves new sanctions.

“Finally, we have found an issue of substance that both Democrats and Republicans agree on,” said Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who conducted the poll for The Israel Project, a pro-Israel group. “The fear of Iranian nuclear weapons unites just about everyone.”

The poll comes as the Obama administration is stepping up its efforts to stop the Senate from passing new sanctions while negotiations with Iran continue for the next six months toward a final nuclear deal.

An honest and fair media could treat Iran as yet another issue on which the Obama administration is acting against strong public opinion, Obamacare being one and Obama’s general policies on jobs and government spending being another.