Poll: Most Americans back Iran sanctions


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seventy-eight percent of Americans would support economic sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear weapons aims, a recent poll revealed.

According to the Washington Post-ABC News survey released Monday, more than eight in 10 respondents support direct diplomatic talks to remedy the situation, but 42 percent of Americans say they would back the the bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities. Thirty-three percent would support a U.S. invasion of the country.

The poll reflects telephone interviews with 1,004 adults selected at random. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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