Today, a new poll released by J Street shows that American Jews are, by an overwhelming majority, supportive of President Obama's efforts to secure a diplomatic deal preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The poll shows that 59 percent of American Jews support an agreement increasing inspections in exchange for economic sanctions relief, compared to 53 percent of the general population. From Gerstein Bocian Agne Strategies:
- 59 percent of American Jews support an agreement that increases inspections in exchange for economic sanctions relief, compared to 53 percent of American adults overall in an April CNN poll that asked the same question.
- Further, 78 percent of American Jews back the agreement when additional details of the deal are provided about its imposition of intrusive inspections and capping of enrichment of uranium at a level far below what is necessary to make a nuclear weapon in exchange for phased relief from US and international sanctions.
Furthermore, the poll shows that American Jews continue to support President Obama, with a 56 percent approval rating - 10 percent higher than the national average and an increase from the last time his ratings were measured in the Jewish community. By comparison, just 21 percent approve of the Republican-controlled Congress and only 20 percent approve of the Republican party in general.