Poll: Most Americans back Israeli military action against Iran
Haaretz / Shlomo Shamir
15-Jul-2010 (6 comments)

More than half of Americans support Israeli military action against Iran, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

The poll was conducted by TIPP, the polling unit of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, a U.S. research firm of both syndicated and custom Market Research solutions.

 According to the poll, 43 percent of U.S. Democrats approve of Israel taking military action against Iran to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons, while 40 percent disapprove. However, when Republicans were asked the same question, 74 percent voiced approval while 17 percent disapproved. Among independents, 56 percent approved of military action while 30% disapproved.

Overall, 56 percent of Americans approved a military strike, while 30 percent disapproved, according to the poll.


Meanwhile, the NewsMax website reported on Thursday that a separate Pew Research poll showed similar results, with 66 percent of Americans preferred a strike, while 24% objected to it. According to the Pew Research poll, which included 22 countries last month, a majority in 16 of the states preferred a military strike over tolerating a nuclear Iran.

Last week, The Washington Post reported that U.S. Senator John McCain said that he did not believe Israel was considering military action against Iran over its contentious nuclear program.

 "I don't believe we are at the point of making that kind of decision, nor is the Israeli government, give... >>>

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But unfortuantely

by benross on

Only %7 of Americans believe that Elvis is alive.


These ungrateful Americans.....

by fooladi on

You shout "death to america" and burn their flags after every friday prayer sermon by your "supreme leader", the  "spoksman of Allah on earth", take their citizens as hostage. They let you in US, then you still bitch about them and their country on iranian.com 

And aftrer all these favours, they back a military attack on you!

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Mehrdad Jan

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

The truth is that Iran simple does not have the power to retaliate. You know I am against a war. But to prevent it the last thing we need is bravado. We need a good foreign policy that make friends. IRI has the opposite. They pick the most damaging PR acts possible. After the stoning fiasco no country is going to defend Iran. It is politically impossible.    On the other hand an intelligent policy would prevent an attack. Obama came with the strong desire to make a deal with Iran. By their belligerent nature IRI refused to play. Now we have this. 


And most Iranians support harsh retaliation for any strikes

by Bavafa on

against Iran.



Americans itchy hands

by پیام on

The same Americans re-elected Bush junior after the Iraq fiasco, so how credible is their wish?!


we have convinced the Americans

by mahmoudg on

However, these surgical attacks cannot and should not be only an Israeli operation.  Sure, they would be successful and within a very short period of time dismantle the regime and make them flee like rats deserting a sinking ship.  but the longevity of the operation would require that at some point, the US gets involved thorugh its large fleet in the Persian gulf.  Team work will pay off and Iran will be free.