Key Swing State Voters Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal By More than 2-1 Margins

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Voters in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran by margins exceeding 2-1.

Quinnipiac University poll released Monday indicated that 61 percent of voters in Florida disapprove of the deal, while 58 percent and 61 percent do so in Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively. Nearly identical shares of voters in each state believe that the deal would make the world less safe.

These swing state voters are also united in their desire not to have four more years of President Barack Obama, opposing an Obama third term by margins of about 3-1. The president has significant negative approval ratings in all three states.

Indeed, 65 percent of Americans nationwide would not vote for Obama if he were allowed to run for a third term, according to polling earlier this month. The president’s job approval rating has waned following his announcement regarding the finalized Iran nuclear deal in July.

Since 1960, no presidential candidate has advanced to the White House without at least winning two out of three states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton, who has been characterized by some as the equivalent of an Obama third term, has also seen her popularity decline among battleground state voters after expressing her support for the Iran deal and labeling it an "important step."

A Vox Populi Polling survey released earlier this month indicated that 54 percent of voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia are at least somewhat less likely to cast a ballot for Clinton because she backed the deal.

As more details are revealed of the agreement and its accompanying secret side deals governing the inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, an increasing majority of Americans nationwide want Congress to reject the deal at the end of its 60-day review period.

Morgan Chalfant   Email Morgan | Full Bio | RSS
Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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