According to a new poll Americans are broadly in favor of direct negotiations and diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program. Almost half think that the Republican letter to Iran, saying the deal could be off under a new president, was a step to far.
The poll, which was conducted by telephone between March 13-15 by CNN/ ORC, found 68 percent of Americans support diplomatic negotiations with Tehran, while only 29 percent oppose them.
Support wavers slightly across political lines, with 77 percent of Democrats in favor, compared to 65 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents.
The poll comes after 47 Republican senators signed an open letter to Iran’s leaders where they said any deal with the Obama administration would need approval by the Senate.