It's Not about the Jews
Iran Deal Deeply Unpopular in New York

Almost two-thirds of the residents of one of the nation’s bluest states disapprove of the Iran deal, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Buried in the guts of a Hill story on Chuck Schumer’s approval rating (down, but still pretty safe) we find the following significant statistics:

Quinnipiac University also said on Tuesday that many New Yorkers still support Schumer’s opposition to President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

It said that 59 percent oppose the Iran deal compared to 32 percent who do not.

Fifty-seven percent believe the deal would make the world less safe, while 31 percent believe it would improve global security.

Some will dismiss that as reflecting New York’s Jewish population, but Jews are only about 9 percent of the New York electorate. (And, as we have pointed out before, seem significantly more likely than gentiles to favor the president’s Iran policy.) The real story here is that even in one of the most liberal states in the country, disapproval of the Iran deal is high and, apparently, rising.

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