Poll: Two-thirds of Americans believe Boehner mishandled Netanyahu invitation


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A CNN poll found that 63 percent of Americans believe it was wrong of congressional Republican leaders to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak without first notifying the president.

The results of the phone poll, which was conducted Feb. 12-15 by ORC International, were released Tuesday. The poll of 1,027 adults from across the country had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Netanyahu is scheduled to speak March 3 to Congress about his opposition to the current nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers.

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, invited Netanyahu without consulting with the White House or congressional Democrats.

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