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Friday, August 20, 2010

US: 51% say help Israel if it attacks Iran

A newly released Rasmussen survey finds that 51% of Americans favor aiding Israel in the event that it decides to attack Iran.
Iran’s first nuclear plant is expected to go online within the next few days, and some speculate that Israel will take military action to prevent it. Fifty-one percent (51%) of U.S. voters believe the United States should help Israel if it attacks Iran.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% say the United States should do nothing in the event of an Israeli attack on Iran, and two percent (2%) think America should help the Iranians.

Support for helping Israel is up nine points from two years ago when just 42% believed the United States should help the Jewish state if it launched an attack on Iran.

Despite Iran’s claims that the nuclear facility is intended for energy production, 66% of voters in this country think the purpose of Iran’s nuclear program is to develop weapons. Just seven percent (7%) say its purpose is the development of energy. But a sizable number (27%) are not sure.

Eighty percent (80%) say it is at least somewhat likely that Iran will develop nuclear weapons soon, with 53% who believe it is Very Likely. Only 10% say Iran is not very or not at likely to develop such weapons in the near future.

Americans have expressed a similarly high level of concern about Iran’s nuclear weapons development for several years.
Yet another issue where Obama disagrees with the majority of Americans.

What could go wrong?


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