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Poll: Public Backs a Nuclear Deal With Iran by 2-1 Margin

Thirty-six percent of respondents say they back the deal, while 17 percent oppose it.
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By a 2-to-1 margin, more Americans support the United States and other world powers pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran than oppose it, according to new results from the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Thirty-six percent of respondents say they back the deal, which intends to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon by allowing inspections into the country’s nuclear sites in exchange for reducing economic sanctions that are currently in place.

By comparison, 17 percent oppose it.

But a plurality of Americans – 46 percent – say they don’t know enough to have an opinion.

There’s a substantial difference by party: Democrats, by 47 percent to 3 percent, support the deal. Yet Republicans, by 24 percent to 35 percent, oppose it.

The poll was conducted June 14-18, and this question has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.4 percentage points.