Iran trend: Attack, diplomacy or no attack? The full table


Question Poll Date Attack Diplomacy No Attack
Do you think it’s a better idea to attack Iran soon, ‎before its nuclear program progresses any further, even if that means not waiting to see if ‎economic sanctions work; or a better idea to see first if economic sanctions against Iran ‎work, even if that allows more time for its nuclear program to progress? ABC ‎News/Washington Post Poll March 7-10, ‎‎2012 26 64 4
If Iran continues with its ‎nuclear research and is close to developing a nuclear weapon, which ONE statement best ‎describes what you think? The U.S. should take direct military action to destroy Iran’s ability ‎to make a nuclear weapon. The U.S. should take no direct military action to destroy Iran’s ‎ability to make a nuclear weapon but should support Israel if it takes military action The ‎U.S. should take stronger diplomatic and economic action to put pressure on Iran but ‎should take no military action. The U.S. should take no action unless Iran attacks the U.S. or ‎its allies. CNN/ORC Poll Feb. 10-13, ‎‎2012 17 60 22
“What do you think the ‎United States should do to get Iran to shut down its nuclear program: take military action ‎against Iran now, use economic and diplomatic efforts but not take military action right ‎now, or take no action against Iran at this time? CNN/ORC Poll Nov. ‎‎2011 16 65 17
“Thinking about Iran, which ‎comes closer to your opinion? Iran is a threat to the United States that requires military ‎action now. Iran is a threat that can be contained with diplomacy now. OR, Iran is not a ‎threat to the United States at this time.” CBS News Poll Nov ‎‎2011 15 55 17
“What do you think the ‎United States should do to get Iran to shut down its nuclear program: take military action ‎against Iran now, use economic and diplomatic efforts but not take military action right ‎now, or take no action against Iran at this time? CNN-ORC Feb ‎‎2010 23 36 39

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