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IRAN/MILITARY/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Most voters agree with President Donald Trump’s decision to call off airstrikes in Iran last week, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that also shows little public support for U.S. military action in the Persian Gulf. According to the poll, just over a third of voters, 36 percent, support military action in Iran after the Iranians shot down an unmanned U.S. drone aircraft — fewer than the 42 percent who oppose it. Roughly two-in-10 voters, 22 percent, said they have no opinion. A majority of self-identified Republican voters, 59 percent, do support further military action in Iran. But support for striking Iran is much lower among Democratic voters (23 percent) and independents (28 percent). Trump said last week that the military was planning to strike Iran in retaliation for the destruction of the U.S. drone, but the president ordered the strike to be canceled upon learning the response could kill scores of Iranians — a result he viewed as disproportionate to Iran’s actions. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted June 21-24 — in the immediate aftermath of the aborted strike.”

Politico Staff, “Poll: Voters back Trump decision to nix Iran strike,” Politico, June 25, 2019 5:08 am

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