A new CNN poll found that a majority of Americans want Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (July 28, 2015). Israel's government adamantly opposes the deal, saying it would lead Iran to building a nuclear weapon.
The poll published today showed that 52 percent of respondents wanted Congress to reject the deal, while 44 percent wanted it approved. The phone poll of 1,017 adults was conducted between July 22 and 25, and has a margin of error of three percentage points.
Congress has until mid-September to decide whether or not to approve the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal reached between Iran and six major powers on July 14.
President Barack Obama -- who claims the deal is the only means of keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon -- has said he will veto a rejection by Congress. Opponents of the deal would need to muster two-thirds majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to override the veto and kill the deal.