Majority of Voters Believe Obama, Kerry Misleading Public on Iran Deal, Poll Says

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• August 28, 2015 10:44 am


A majority of American voters believe that President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are to some extent misleading the public on the nuclear deal with Iran, a survey released by an organization that opposes the agreement indicates.

Specifically, 64 percent of voters believe that Obama and Kerry are "only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress," according to a poll released by Secure America Now.

Only 19 percent believe that the president and his secretary of state are providing Americans with "all the facts." The poll also demonstrates that 82 percent of U.S. voters–and 74 percent of Democrats–oppose Obama’s plan to grant $100 billion in sanctions relief to Iran over the next several months "without approval from Congress."

Indeed, congressional lawmakers have been increasingly critical of the agreement, especially voicing concern regarding the secret side deals brokered between Iran and the U.N. agency tasked with inspecting Tehran’s nuclear facilities.

Despite calls from Republicans in Congress, Obama has refused to disclose the details of the side deals.

Recently, an apparent draft of one of the agreements between Iran and the IAEA indicated that Tehran will be permitted to use its own experts to inspect the Parchin military site believed to have housed nuclear arms development.

According to the survey, which was conducted between Aug. 13 and 17, 61 percent of American voters want their representative lawmakers on Capitol Hill to vote to reject the deal in the wake of knowledge that Congress will not be provided with details of the Iran-IAEA agreements.

President Obama has been feverishly selling the nuclear deal to lawmakers and to the public despite the growing majority of Americans wanting Congress to reject it after the 60-day review period.

On Friday, the president will speak to Jewish groups via a webcast in an attempt to ease concerns regarding the agreement among Jewish communities.