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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Poll Shows Americans Support Sanctions Against Iran Even if that Increases Gas Prices by 20 Percent

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New Poll Shows Americans Support Sanctions Against Iran Even if that
Increases Gas Prices by 20 Percent
Majority of Americans Say Solving Palestinian-Israel Conflict Will Not Solve
Challenges in Iraq

Other key findings include:
Majority of Americans want end to Palestinian terrorism and recognition of
Israel before a new Palestinian state is formed;
73 percent of Americans support the international community placing and
enforcing economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iran, even if those
measures increases fuel costs in the United States by 20 percent;
86 percent of Americans support a ban on all international weapons sales to
Iran;
72 percent of Americans are worried that Iran might develop nuclear weapons.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll of 800 American registered voters,
commissioned by The Israel Project (TIP) shows that Americans overwhelmingly
support taking action against the Islamic Republic of Iran if it continues
to bar International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from its nuclear
facilities.
....
www.kintera.org/TR.asp?ID=M7230051314865229339989465

POS NATIONAL SURVEY


Project #07029 January 18 & 20-21, 2007
Public Opinion Strategies N=800 Registered Voters, Margin of Error =+/-3.5%

 And, turning to international affairs...

N1. Now, thinking about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the
Palestinians in the Middle East, please tell me whether, in general, you
consider yourself to be...

 26% a strong supporter of Israel
 24% a supporter of Israel
 6% a supporter of the Palestinians
 ...or...
 2% a strong supporter of the Palestinians

 19% HARD NEITHER
 6% DON'T KNOW
 3% REFUSED

 50% TOTAL ISRAEL
 7% TOTAL PALESTINIANS

 N2. Please tell me which statement comes closer to your own view...

Solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is important to solving issues in
Iraq

 ...or...

Challenges in Iraq will not be solved by solving the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict

 20% STRONGLY / IMPORTANT TO SOLVING ISSUES IN IRAQ
 8% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / IMPORTANT TO SOLVING ISSUES IN IRAQ
 15% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / IRAQ CHALLENGES WILL NOT BE SOLVED
 46% STRONGLY / IRAQ CHALLENGES WILL NOT BE SOLVED

 10% DON'T KNOW
 2% REFUSED

 28% IMPORTANT TO SOLVING ISSUES IN IRAQ
 60% IRAQ CHALLENGES WILL NOT BE SOLVED

 N3. Please tell me which statement comes closer to your own view...

It is important to create a Palestinian state now

 ...or...

There should not be a Palestinian state until Palestinian leaders end the
terror and recognize Israel's right to exist

 17% STRONGLY / IMPORTANT TO CREATE A PALESTINIAN STATE NOW
 7% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / IMPORTANT TO CREATE A PALESTINIAN STATE NOW
 13% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / SHOULD NOT BE A PALESTINIAN STATE
 47% STRONGLY / SHOULD NOT BE A PALESTINIAN STATE

 12% DON'T KNOW
 3% REFUSED

 25% CREATE PALESTINIAN STATE NOW
 60% SHOULD NOT BE A PALESTINIAN STATE

N4. Please tell me which statement comes closer to your own view...

The bigger cause of violence in the Middle East is the conflict between
Israel and the Palestinians

 ...or...

The bigger cause of violence in the Middle East is the conflict between
moderates and extremists, across a number of countries and groups

 13% STRONGLY / ISRAEL - PALESTINIANS
 6% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / ISRAEL - PALESTINIANS
 14% NOT-SO-STRONGLY / MODERATES - EXTREMISTS
 57% STRONGLY / MODERATES - EXTREMISTS

 9% DON'T KNOW
 2% REFUSED

 18% TOTAL ISRAEL - PALESTINIANS
 71% TOTAL MODERATES - EXTREMISTS

 N5. How involved should the United States be in dealing with Iran? Should
we be....

 31% VERY INVOLVED
 41% SOMEWHAT INVOLVED
 9% NOT VERY INVOLVED
 16% NOT AT ALL INVOLVED

 2% DON'T KNOW
 1% REFUSED

 72% VERY/SOMEWHAT INVOLVED
 25% NOT VERY/NOT AT ALL INVOLVED

N6. Do you think that Iran's resumption of research on nuclear fuel is to
develop...

 13% NUCLEAR ENERGY

 ...or...

 68% NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 7% BOTH
 11% DON'T KNOW
 * REFUSED

N7. Still thinking about Iran... How worried are you that Iran might develop
nuclear weapons?

 35% VERY WORRIED
 37% SOMEWHAT WORRIED
 15% A LITTLE WORRIED
 12% NOT WORRIED AT ALL

 * DON'T KNOW
 * REFUSED

 72% VERY/SOMEWHAT WORRIED
 27% LITTLE/NOT WORRIED AT ALL

N8. And, how involved should the United States be in dealing with Iran?
Should we be....

 Initial Informed
 31% 36% VERY INVOLVED
 41% 43% SOMEWHAT INVOLVED
 09% 08% NOT VERY INVOLVED
 16% 11% NOT AT ALL INVOLVED

 02% 2% DON'T KNOW
 01% --% REFUSED

 72% 79% VERY/SOMEWHAT INVOLVED
 25% 19% NOT VERY/NOT AT ALL INVOLVED

As you may know, Iran continues to NOT comply with UN Security Council
resolutions that demand Iran suspend its nuclear enrichment program and
allow in UN inspectors. Now, assuming Iran continues its nuclear enrichment
program despite the UN Security Council resolutions, please tell me whether
you support or oppose the following actions... The (FIRST/NEXT) one is...


N9. Ban all international weapons sales to Iran. (B)
 Support 86% Oppose 12% Don't Know/Refuse reply 2%

N10. The international community placing and enforcing economic and
diplomatic sanctions against Iran. (A)
 Support 83% Oppose 14% Don't Know/Refuse reply 4%

N11. The international community placing and enforcing economic and
diplomatic sanctions against Iran, even if it increases the cost of fuel in
the United States by 20%. (B)
 Support 73% Oppose 23% Don't Know/Refuse reply 5%

N12. Expand intelligence-gathering efforts within Iran so that the United
States' decision-making process is better-informed as to Iran's capability
and its intentions. (A)
 Support 88% Oppose 9% Don't Know/Refuse reply 3%

N13. Step up the surveillance of shipments to Iran to monitor and prevent
suspected weapons of mass destruction related material from reaching Iran.
(B)
 Support 87% Oppose 10% Don't Know/Refuse reply 3%


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