Poll: Most Americans Would Back Israel Attack on Iran

56 percent of Americans support an Israeli strike to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons, according to a poll conducted by a U.S. research firm.

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More than half of Americans would support Israel taking 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 percent disapproved.

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

Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets.Credit: Reuters

Meanwhile, the NewsMax website reported on Thursday that a separate Pew Research poll showed similar results, with 66 percent of Americans preferring a strike, while 24 percent 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, given the state that Iran is in now as far as the development of their nuclear weapons is concerned," McCain told reporters after talks with Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

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