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Nearly Three Out Of Four Americans Oppose Israeli Strike On Iran

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An Israeli F-16I jet fighter lands at an air base in the Negev Desert.

An Israeli F-16I jet fighter lands at an air base in the Negev Desert.

Nearly three out of four Americans oppose a military strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a new poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and the University of Maryland.

Seven in 10 Americans favor the United States and other major powers pursuing negotiations with Iran to resolve concerns over its disputed nuclear program, according to the poll.

That position was supported by 58 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of Democrats, and 67 percent of independents surveyed.

PIPA Director Steven Kull says one of the reasons Americans are so cool toward the idea of Israel attacking Iran's nuclear program is that most believe that it is not likely to produce much benefit.

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