Poll Results: President Ahmadinejad's visit to New York


ACCESS Poll

Updated (10/3/08)

  1. Do you believe Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful or military purposes?
    Peaceful – 1.1%
    Military – 53.4%
    Both – 37.5%
    Unsure – 8.0%
  2. In your opinion, how high of a priority should the Iranian nuclear program be on the American
    foreign policy agenda?
    A top priority – 64.0%
    One priority among others – 34.8%
    Not a priority – 3.4%
  3. How should the United States respond today to the Iranian nuclear program?
    Diplomatic negotiations – 77.5%
    Economic pressure – 78.7%
    Military intervention – 32.6%
    No response whatsoever – 0%
  4. Which presidential candidate would best be able to deal with the Iranian nuclear program?
    John McCain- 45.9%
    Barack Obama- 55.3%
  5. How do you think the United States should negotiate with Iranian President Ahmadinejad?

    • The United States should negotiate with Iran only with set preconditions, such as the suspension of uranium enrichment projects - 49.4%

       

    • The United States should speak with Ahmadinejad without preconditions- 38.8%
    • The United States should not speak with Ahmadinejad at all and instead focus on UN sanctions as a political tool – 20.0%
    • What do you think of the role of American Jewish organizations in drawing attention to the
      Iranian nuclear program?

      Highly important and effective – 40.5%
      Important but not so effective – 46.4%
      Not important – 2.4%
      Harmful – 11.9%

    See select results of other surveys taken on the subject of Iran.



    Huffington Post (9/9/08)

    Will the Bush administration attack Iran before the election?

    Yes (I believe the US will attack Iran) – 50%

    No (I believe the US will not attack Iran) – 50%

    Not sure – 14%


    The Jerusalem Post (8/28/08)

    Sixty-three percent of Americans say that if diplomacy fails to solve the Iranian nuclear crisis,
     they would approve of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites, a new poll has found.

    The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
    and commissioned  by The Israel Project, also finds that 87% of US voters feel that a
    nuclear-armed Iran would pose a threat to the US.

    62% of those polled also felt that it was still possible to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

     

    BBC World Service Poll (3/1/08)

    Possible actions the UN Security Council should take if Iran continues to produce nuclear fuel?

    • Not pressure Iran – 14%
    • Use only diplomatic efforts – 43%
    • Impose economic actions – 26%
    • Authorize military strike – 8%

     

    USA Today/Gallup Poll

    "Turning now to Iran -- What do you think the United States should do to get Iran to shut down its nuclear program: take military action against Iran, or rely mainly on economic and diplomatic efforts?"

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Military
    Action

    Economic/
    Diplomatic
    Efforts

    Unsure

     

     

     

     

    %

    %

    %

     

     

     

    11/2-4/07

    18

    74

    8

     

     

     

     

     

    Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll

    "Do you believe Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes or military purposes?"

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Peaceful

    Military

    Unsure

     

     

     

     

    %

    %

    %

     

     

     

    9/25-26/07

    6

    80

    14

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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     "Do you believe the United States should take a softer line with Iran, including more diplomacy, or take a tougher line, including military action if necessary?"

     

     

     

     

     

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    Softer Line

    Tougher Line

    Same as
    Now (vol.)

    Unsure

     

     

     

    %

    %

    %

    %

     

     

    9/25-26/07

    31

    50

    8

    11

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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     "If diplomacy fails to convince Iran to end its nuclear program before President Bush leaves office, which of the following actions would you prefer? Do you think President Bush should take military action to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities before his term ends, or let the next president, whoever that may be, deal with Iran?"

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Take Military
    Action

    Let Next
    President
    Deal with Iran

    Unsure

     

     

     

     

    %

    %

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    9/25-26/07

    29

    54

    16

     

     

    CNN.com (3/30/2005)

    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Almost six out of 10 adults in Britain, France and Germany say that Iran does not pose a nuclear threat to Europe. Of those adults surveyed who did believe Iran posed a nuclear threat, 59 per cent said diplomacy was the best way to handle the situation. Just three percent said using military force alone was the best course of action. Support for military action was highest in Britain (seven percent) and lowest in Germany (zero percent.)

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