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Iran deal

EU High Representative Frederica Mogherini (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and US Secretary of State John Kerry . (Joe Klamar/AP)

Most Americans do not believe the nuclear deal with Iran will succeed and they want Congress to reject it, a recent poll indicates.

The majority of Americans want Congress to reject the nuclear deal signed between the Iran and the P5+1 powers, according to a CNN/ORC poll.

Overall, 52 percent say Congress should reject the deal, and 44 percent say it should be approved. Congress is deliberating over the deal and is expected to vote on it in September.

Some opposition to the deal may be fueled by skepticism about its implementation, CNN explained.

A CNN/ORC poll in late June, conducted as the deal was being finalized, found that nearly two-thirds of adults thought it was unlikely the negotiations would result in an agreement that is supposed to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

As may be expected, the poll finds a sharp partisan gap on whether Congress should approve the deal, with 66 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Independents saying Congress should reject it, and 61 percent of Democrats saying it should be approved.

Another poll recently conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that the vast majority of US citizens do not believe the Iranians will comply with the deal. Two-thirds expressed skepticism.

The new CNN/ORC poll, conducted by telephone at the end of July among a random sample of 1,017 adults, also found that only 49 percent approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47 percent disapprove. This is similar to a June survey, which found the president’s approval rating at only 50 percent for the first time since 2013.

By: United with Israel Staff

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