US Jews much likelier to back Iran deal than non-Jews
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US Jews much likelier to back Iran deal than non-Jews

LA Jewish Journal poll finds 49% of Jews back accord, compared to just 28% of all Americans

Participants in the talks on the Iran nuclear deal pose for a group photo at the UN building in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. (Carlos Barria, Pool Photo via AP)
Participants in the talks on the Iran nuclear deal pose for a group photo at the UN building in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. (Carlos Barria, Pool Photo via AP)

WASHINGTON — A poll published Thursday shows American Jews are much likelier than non-Jews to back the Iran nuclear deal.

The Los Angeles Jewish Journal poll shows 49 percent of American Jews support the deal and 31 percent oppose it. Among all Americans, 28 percent support the deal and 24 percent oppose it.

Similarly, 53 percent of Jewish Americans polled want Congress to allow the deal to go ahead, while 35 percent want Congress to stop the deal. Among all Americans, the numbers are 41 percent wanting Congress to allow the deal and 38 percent 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.

Secretary of State John Kerry met Friday in New York with the heads of the American Jewish Committee and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to discuss the agreement.

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