- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Voters are only lukewarm when it comes to the nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran finalized earlier this week - while two thirds appear particularly troubled by evidence of the “imperial presidency” at work on the global stage.

“Many in Congress oppose the deal, but President Obama declared earlier this week that he would veto any attempt to block it. However, 65 percent of voters believe any agreement the Obama administration makes with Iran regarding the Iranian nuclear program requires the approval of Congress,” says a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday.

“That’s up from 60 percent in March just after 47 GOP senators went around the president and sent a letter to Tehran expressing their concerns over the negotiations,” the survey states.

Only 18 percent say the Obama administration does not need any input from Congress, with the rest of the respondents unsure.

The findings also reveal that 39 percent of voters actually favor the agreement, with 42 percent opposed and 18 percent undecided. “These findings are nearly unchanged from April just after the framework of the deal was announced,” the survey says.

Voters are skeptical about Iran honoring the terms of the deal: 60 percent think it’s unlikely Iran will comply. There are concerns about the effectiveness of the deal, in the meantime. Only 22 percent believe the treaty will make the Middle East safer; 42 percent think it will put the region more at risk.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on July 14-15

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