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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Iranian Strike

by Orit Arfa

March 1, 2012 | 3:21 pm

ZOA President Morton A. Klein has issued a release with the findings of a new poll that shows that a majority of the American public (58%) supports tough measures – including the possible use of military force – to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Only 30% say it is more important to avoid a military conflict with Iran, even if it means that country develops nuclear weapons. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted during February 8-12, 2012, among 1,501 adults, also found that:

Nearly four-in-ten Americans (39%) say the U.S. should support Israel if it takes military action against Iran to prevent it becoming a nuclear power, as opposed to a mere 5% who believe that the U.S. should oppose military’s action;

64% of Americans think that tougher economic sanctions will not work in getting Iran to relinquishing up its nuclear program, as opposed to only 21% who think they will. (In October 2009, 58% of Americans did not believe that sanctions would stop Iran (Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll, ‘Public Takes Strong Stance Against Iran’s Nuclear Program,’ February 15, 2012).

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And….Mr. Klein is coming to town! Hear him speak on the prospects of peace with the Arabs on March 22, 2012 at The Hub on Venice (affiliated with Ohr HaTorah Congregation). To find out more, click here.

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