Poll: American Public Divided on Iran Nuclear Deal

Image: Activists prepare to leave after delivering more petition signatures to Capitol Hill
Activists prepare to leave after delivering more than 400,000 petition signatures to Capitol Hill in support of the Iran nuclear deal in Washington July 29, 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince U.S. lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and access to billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions. REUTERS/Yuri GripasYURI GRIPAS / Reuters

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By Mark Murray

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.