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Poll: American Public Divided on Iran Nuclear Deal

The American public is divided on the Iran nuclear deal, with 35 percent supporting it and 33 percent against it, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Another 32 percent say they don’t know enough to have an opinion.

Opposition to the deal has doubled since June – when 36 percent said they supported the deal and 17 percent opposed it.

Current attitudes about the agreement – reached between Iran and six world powers (including the United States) in an attempt to prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon – are largely split among partisan lines.

Democrats support the deal by a 58 percent-to-8 percent margin, while Republicans oppose it, 60 percent to 15 percent.

However, more self-described independents oppose the deal (39 percent) than back it (24 percent).

The poll was conducted July 26-30, and this question has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.4 percentage points.