Poll: U.S. gets short end of deal with Iran

President Barack Obama announced the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in an address from the Rose Garden at the White House, May 31, 2014, accompanied by the soldier’s parents. Bergdahl spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan. “The United States does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind,” Obama said. “That’s who we are as Americans.”

Good job, Presbo.

Four in 10 (41 percent) say Iran ended up with a better deal in the recent nuclear agreement President Obama announced. At the same time, just 14 percent believe the U.S. came out ahead while 23 percent indicated both countries benefited equally.

And, just 27 percent believe Congress should vote to approve the deal that will supposedly curb Iran’s nuclear program, while another 32 percent say Congress should reject the deal. Another 41 percent say they are unsure about what Congress should do.

The findings are included in a new poll from the Monmouth University Poll in West Long Branch, N.J.

“The public is not convinced that Congress should reject the plan, but they can’t shake their nagging doubts that Iran has the upper hand here,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a news release.

People seem to be speaking from an educated viewpoint.

Nearly 9-in-10 Americans (88 percent) have been following news about the negotiated agreement. At 49 percent, Republicans are more likely to have heard a lot about it compared to independents (49 percent) and Democrats (48 percent).

The poll also found that only 43 percent of registered voters approve Obama’s job performance. Conversely, 53 percent — including 85 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of independents and 16 percent of Democrats — disapprove of the president’s performance.

The Monmouth University Poll of 1,203 adults in the United States was conducted between July 30 and Aug. 2. The poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percent.

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