WASHINGTON (JTA) – A poll showed American Jews are much likelier than non-Jews to back the Iran nuclear deal.
The Los Angeles Jewish Journal poll published Thursday shows 49 per cent of American Jews support the deal and 31 per cent oppose it. Among all Americans, 28 per cent support the deal and 24 per cent oppose it.
Similarly, 53 per cent of Jewish Americans polled want the U.S. Congress to allow the deal to go ahead, while 35 per cent want Congress to stop the deal. Among all Americans, the numbers are 41 per cent wanting Congress to allow the deal and 38 per cent supporting Congress should it kill the deal.
Congress has two months to consider whether to exercise its power to disapprove of the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal reached July 14 between Iran and the major powers, including the United States.
The poll by SSRS was conducted by phone between July 16 and July 20. It canvassed 505 non-Jews and 501 Jews. SSRS did not give a margin of error.