My Poll results: Liberals and the media want Obama to kiss Ahmadinejad's ass/lips/ass/lips/ass/lips/both
Monday, February 02, 2009
Just 11% of U.S. voters think America should apologize to Iran for “crimes” against the Islamic country – one of the prerequisites demanded by the Iranian president before he will agree to meet with President Barack Obama.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 73% oppose such an apology.
Obama in an interview last week with al-Arabiya, a 24-hour Arabic language satellite network, offered to end nearly 30 years of bad relations with Iran if the Middle Eastern nation is ready to "unclench its fist.” Ahmadinejad responded by demanding an apology for U.S. "crimes" against Iran and calling for major changes in U.S. policies toward his country.
Shortly after Obama’s election, most Americans said they expect terrorists or Iran to provide his first international test in office. (Blog notes: As they should expect it because This Abomination of a President is practically begging for an attack! It's a no-brainer people. Demonstrate in word and action just how weak you are and your enemies will take advantage of it and you don't need a poll or be a liberal useful idiot to figure THAT out! geesh!)
Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters view Iran as an enemy of the United States, while just four percent (4%) say it is an ally. Thirty-nine percent (39%) view it as somewhere in between the two, and six percent (6%) are not sure. These numbers have changed little since last September.
Most Republican voters (69%) and most unaffiliated voters (55%) consider Iran an enemy of the United States. Most Democrats (52%), however, see Iran as somewhere between an ally and an enemy.
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Among all voters, 56% believe Iran should be required to stop developing its nuclear weapons capabilities before a meeting is allowed between the presidents of the two countries. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say no such precondition is necessary for Obama to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. These findings are little changed since last June.
In his first formal interview as president, Obama reached out to Iran in a TV interview last week on an Arabic network. During last year’s campaign, he was criticized by both Hillary Clinton and John McCain during last year’s campaign for proposing direct presidential talks without preconditions.
There is a divide within the Democratic Party on this topic—45% of those in Obama’s party say Iran must stop nuclear weapons development before talks are held between the two presidents. Thirty-six percent (36%) take the opposite view and favor talks without preconditions.
Most Republicans and unaffiliated voters say the nuclear weapons development must stop before presidential talks can begin.
Overall, voters are evenly divided on America’s future relations with Iran. Thirty-six percent (36%) say relations between the two countries will get worse over the coming year, while 33% think they will get better. The rest expect little change or are uncertain. Most Democrats expect relations with Iran to improve while most Republicans hold the opposite view.
President Bush listed Iran as one of the nations in his “axis of evil” for its nuclear program, its support of anti-U.S. forces in Iraq and its threats against Israel. While insisting that its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful energy purposes, Iran has refused to allow regular inspections by United Nations officials to confirm this.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters say Iran’s nuclear program is for weapons development. That’s an increase from 63% who held that view last July.
Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Republicans, 66% of Democrats and 77% of unaffiliated voters believe Iran’s nuclear program is for weapons development.
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