AS IRAN TALKS ME­AN­DER ALONG

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Nu­clear talks with Iran seem to come and go th­ese days: 49 per­cent of Amer­i­cans ap­prove of the U.S. ne­go­ti­at­ing di­rectly with Iran over its nu­clear pro­gram and 40 per­cent dis­ap­prove, says a Pew Re­search Cen­ter poll.

“There are deep ide­o­log­i­cal di­vi­sions,” the poll says, re­port­ing that 72 per­cent of lib­eral Democrats ap­prove of the ne­go­ti­a­tions, while 62 per­cent of con­ser­va­tive Repub­li­cans dis­ap­prove of them. It’s com­pli­cated.

“Both par­ties are in­ter­nally di­vided over di­rect ne­go­ti­a­tions with Iran. Lib­eral Democrats are 16 points more likely than con­ser­va­tive and mod­er­ate Democrats to ap­prove of the talks (72 per­cent vs. 56 per­cent). Con­ser­va­tive Repub­li­cans are 15 points more likely than mod­er­ate and lib­eral Repub­li­cans to op­pose the ne­go­ti­a­tions (62 per­cent vs. 47 per­cent),” the poll anal­y­sis states. Al­most two-thirds of the over­all public is skep­ti­cal of whether Ira­nian lead­ers are

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