December 30, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
While 70 percent of U.S. residents believe Iran has a nuclear weapons program, only 24 percent would use force to stop it, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
Angus Reid Public Opinion found a sharp partisan divide on the issue.
More than half, 56 percent of Democrats, favor sanctions and negotiations with Iran but a 40-percent plurality of Republicans prefer air strikes or invasion. Independents tilt toward the Democratic view with 52 percent favoring a non-violent approach and 19 percent military force.
Overall, 5 percent say Iran is no threat and the United States should do nothing.