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Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:45:43 AM »
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Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 06:13 AM

By: REUTERS

Americans back last weekend's nuclear deal with Iran by a 2-to-1 margin and are very wary of the United States resorting to military action against Tehran even if the historic diplomatic effort falls through, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

The findings were rare good news in the polls for President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings have dropped in recent weeks because of the botched rollout of his signature healthcare reform law.

According to the Reuters/Ipsos survey, 44 percent of Americans support the interim deal reached between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, and 22 percent oppose it.

While indicating little trust among Americans toward Iranian intentions, the survey also underscored a strong desire to avoid new U.S. military entanglements after long, costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even if the Iran deal fails, 49 percent want the United States to increase sanctions and 31 percent think it should launch further diplomacy. But only 20 percent want U.S. military force to be used against Iran.

The precision of Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll - which was conducted from Sunday through Tuesday with 591 respondents - has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 09:01:20 AM »
I almost did a spittake when reading this headline... then I read the specifics. 44-22.

That 44 is Obama's base, which will support him no matter what he does.

The other 56 either oppose it or have no idea what's going on.

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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 09:11:58 AM »
I almost did a spittake when reading this headline... then I read the specifics. 44-22.

That 44 is Obama's base, which will support him no matter what he does.

The other 56 either oppose it or have no idea what's going on.

Also look at the moe 4.9%..this poll is junk

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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 09:27:13 AM »
More frightening to me is the 34% who either don't have a clue or don't care either way. That is a scary high figure, however you slice it.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 09:28:21 AM »
Look closely at the fine print. The poll was conducted at Reuters headquarters, online in the cafeteria ...
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 05:18:02 AM »
It seems most people support Obama - until the truth comes out.  They want to believe the government is working for their benefit but without fail eventually find that isn't the truth about the Obama administration. :thud:
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 11:29:30 AM »
I almost did a spittake when reading this headline... then I read the specifics. 44-22.

That 44 is Obama's base, which will support him no matter what he does.

The other 56 either oppose it or have no idea what's going on.

His hardcore base is about 25%.  Then there are another 25% of the "low information voters" who back him because the media says too and their friends on Twitter and Bookface love him.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
While Hitler built up his forces, the US remained determinedly anti-involvement in another European war.

Even after 9/11/2001 our citizens wish to avoid war. It sure doesn't help that Bush-Obama let the two wars drag on so long, with such uncertain conclusions.

Let Iran or somebody else miscalculate and strike us, and it would change.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 12:35:07 PM »
Would love to see one of those "man on the street" surveys asking people to explain details of the Deal. Any detail. The vast majority would not be able to answer accurately.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 12:46:59 PM »
Would love to see one of those "man on the street" surveys asking people to explain details of the Deal. Any detail. The vast majority would not be able to answer accurately.

90% couldn't even find Iran on a map.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2013, 01:09:13 PM »
90% couldn't even find Iran on a map.
Could that 90% even know where to get a map?


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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2013, 01:16:42 PM »
Could that 90% even know where to get a map?

They'd have to ask Siri.
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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2013, 03:02:06 PM »
Would love to see one of those "man on the street" surveys asking people to explain details of the Deal. Any detail. The vast majority would not be able to answer accurately.

That's because they are listening to people who are no more qualified to negotiate nuclear weapons deals than they are managing your healthcare. 

The bottom line here is that al-Reuters is one of those news agencies who are desperately trying to manufacture cover for Obama and how it is getting increasingly impossible to do so.  In the end al-Reuters will end up with even less credibility than AP, NBC, MSNBS, etc......


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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2013, 09:25:17 PM »
[[ Let Iran or somebody else miscalculate and strike us, and it would change. ]]

Things would sure change, you're right about that.

But I sense they wouldn't change the way you're thinking they might.

Let's just suppose, for the sake of argument, that Iran smuggled a couple of nukes into the US, and detonated them in major cities (New York and DC come to mind as the prime targets).

If this happened, you'd probably see at least 40% of the population, maybe more, call for "accommodation" to Iranian demands. And perhaps a sizable portion of that 40% ready to surrender outright, if it would bring "peace", and if it meant that we did not have to go to war.

If, after such an attack, the Iranian demand was that the USA "convert" to islam, I'd reckon 30% or more of the population would swallow that.

Sorry to be cynical. But we live in dangerous, changing times. I don't have a lot of faith that Americans are willing or able to "do the right thing" any more...

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Re: Reuters Poll: Americans Back Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2013, 04:28:04 AM »
Not a good poll I don't believe that for a minute. No I don't want war either but I want sanctions on Iran and no money that was frozen given to them so I certainly don't agree with the agreement these knuckleheads came up with. It is worse than what we were doing with Iran before they signed this treaty. Iran and only Iran won with this treaty and if the majority of the citizens agree with this treaty then they are worse than dumb they are totally ignorant and not worthy of being citizens of this country.


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