Tuesday is the day President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision on whether or not the Untied States will stick with the Iran nuclear program deal.
The president has repeatedly criticized the agreement which was a milestone in the Obama administration. Trump believes it was a weak deal and has threatened to pull the U.S. out even though Iran has been certified by a U.N. organization as complying with the terms of the pact.
Almost two-thirds of Americans, 63%, think that America should not withdraw from the agreement with Iran, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 29% believe that Trump should withdraw the country from the agreement that prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Support for remaining in the agreement comes even as a strong majority, 62%, say they believe Iran has violated the terms of the agreement. Only 19% said Iran has not violated the terms, with the same share saying they have no opinion.
While 82% of Republicans approve of the way the President is handling foreign affairs, only 73% approve of his handling of the US relationship with Iran.
The percentage of people saying Iran poses a serious threat to the United States has increased since last year. Seventy-five percent say Iran is either “a very serious threat” or “a moderately serious threat”, compared with 69% in October and 71% in August.
The number who consider Iran a “very serious threat” has increased 10 points since October — from 30% to 40%.
While perceptions of Iran as a threat are on the rise, the same measure is dropping on North Korea. Eight in 10 say North Korea presents a threat to the US, down from 86% who said so in October. Seventy-eight percent say Russia poses a threat, and 65% say the same about China.