AS IRAN TALKS MEANDER ALONG
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