Politics

Majority of Battleground State Voters Less Likely to Vote for Hillary Clinton Because She Supports Iran Deal

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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A majority of voters in key battleground states are less likely to vote for Hillary Clinton in light of her vocal support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

According to a survey conducted by Vox Populi Polling, 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 nuclear deal, with 41 percent describing themselves as "much less likely" to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Meanwhile, only 22 percent are at least someone more likely to vote for the former secretary of state in the wake of her support of the deal, while 20 percent said they believe that it makes no difference.

Hours after President Obama announced the finalized deal with Iran on July 14, Clinton labeled the agreement an "important step that puts the lid on Iran’s nuclear programs" following a closed-door meeting with Democratic House members to whom she stressed that the agreement is "worthy of support."

Days later, however, Clinton admitted to a crowd of New Hampshire voters that she "absolutely" does not trust the Iranian regime.

Early polling indicates that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the nuclear deal by a 2-to-1 margin.

The survey, conducted between Aug. 9 and 10, indicates that Clinton faces generally negative views from voters in battleground states that would be key to her path to the presidency.

Fifty-seven percent of voters in these states harbor an unfavorable view of the former secretary of state and 60 percent distrust her as she continues to battle controversy surrounding her private email system.

Perhaps most illuminating, only 39 percent of battleground state voters said that they would lean toward voting for Clinton if the 2016 general election were held today. Fifty-three percent would instead favor an unspecified Republican nominee.