It may be a hot campaign topic, but Laura Rozen reports that when asked by CBS’s News Election and Survey Unit, “Which would cause you to support a U.S. war with Iran?” just two in ten Americans would go to war if Iran either tested a nuclear weapon or attacked Israel.
The full results below show that about a quarter of respondents would support a war if Iran attacked on U.S. soil and another quarter if they attacked the U.S. fleet. The last quarter, though, would not support a war under any circumstance.
The poll was commissioned by CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Vanity Fair magazine.
Those worried about political bias might note: the poll also found that 63% of respondents said they agree more with opponents to the proposed park51 Islamic cultural and community center near Ground Zero than with its developer. Unfortunate.