A new poll sponsored by The Israel Project (TIP) reveals that four out of five American voters see Iran’s nuclear weapons program as a threat to the United States and its NATO allies.
In short, 80 percent of Americans see Iran as a threat.
The poll asked 800 likely voters in the upcoming presidential election multiple questions.
It found that 39 percent considered the Iranian nuclear weapons program a very big threat and 41 percent thought it was a moderate threat to the US and NATO.
The poll also found that only 12 percent said it was not much of a threat and six percent said they felt no threat.
TIP discovered that 80 percent of likely voters believe Iran is building nuclear weapons, despite what the Tehran government says.
Overall, 72 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of Independents, and 89 percent of Republicans are convinced the Iranians are building nuclear weapons.
And in regards to Iranian leaders wanting to use their weapons against Israel, 60 percent say Iran’s nuclear program poses a big threat to Israel.
In contrast, 27 percent say the program is a moderate threat.
TIP found that in response to feeling threatened, 78 percent of likely voters support tough economic sanctions against Iran.
Seventy-five percent of Democrats and 86 percent of Republicans backed these sanctions.
The poll also found that support for Israel is at a new high.