Polls

Majority of North Carolinians View Iran as a Threat to U.S. National Security.

| Tom Jensen

Header-poll-resultsTopline results are below. Full results, including crosstabs, can be found here.

Q1 What is your religious affiliation? If Christian,
press 1. If Jewish, press 2. If Muslim, press 3.
If other, press 4.
Christian……………… 86%
Jewish………………… 1%
Muslim ……………….. 1%
Other………………….. 13%

Q2 Do you have a very unfavorable, unfavorable,
neutral, favorable, or very favorable opinion of
Iran’s government? Press 1, if you have a very
unfavorable opinion of Iran. Press 2, if
unfavorable. Press 3, if neutral. Press 4, if
favorable. Press 5, if very favorable.
Very unfavorable….. 56%
Unfavorable ………… 23%
Neutral ……………….. 16%
Favorable……………. 3%
Very Favorable ……. 1%

Q3 Do you see Iran as a threat to U.S. national
security? If yes, press 1. If no, press 2. If you
are unsure or don’t know, press 3.
Yes…………………… 65%
No ……………………. 20%
Don’t know ………… 15%

Q4 Do you believe that the U.S. and the
international community should allow Iran to
develop a nuclear program used exclusively for
civilian purposes? If yes, press 1. If no, press
2. If you are unsure or don’t know, press 3.
Yes…………………… 25%
No ……………………. 55%
Don’t Know………… 20%

Q5 Do you believe it is likely that Iran would use a
nuclear weapon to destroy U.S. interests at
home and abroad? Do you think it is very
likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, very
unlikely or are you unsure? If you think it is
very likely, press 1. If you think it is somewhat
likely, press 2. If you think it is somewhat
unlikely, press 3. If you think it is very unlikely,
press 4. If you are unsure or don’t know, press
5.
Very likely …………… 46%
Somewhat likely…… 25%
Somewhat unlikely.. 17%
Very unlikely ……….. 7%
Don’t know………….. 5%

Q6 If Iran were to develop a nuclear weapon, how
likely do you think it is that Iran would use this
weapon against Israel? Do you think it is very
likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, very
unlikely or are you unsure? If you think it is
very likely, press 1. If you think it is somewhat
likely, press 2. If you think it is somewhat
unlikely, press 3. If you think it is very unlikely,
press 4. If you are unsure or don’t know, press
5.
Very likely …………… 58%
Somewhat likely…… 20%
Somewhat unlikely.. 10%
Very unlikely ……….. 7%
Don’t know………….. 5%

Q7 Do you believe the U.S. has an obligation to
prevent Iran from developing any type of
nuclear capability at all costs? If yes, press 1.
If no, press 2. If you are unsure or don’t know,
press 3.
Yes ……………………. 47%
No ……………………… 31%
Don’t know………….. 22%

Q8 Do you believe the U.S. should go to war with
Iran in order to prevent the country from
developing a nuclear weapon? If yes, press 1.
If no, press 2. If you are unsure or don’t know,
press 3.
Yes ……………………. 25%
No ……………………… 52%
Don’t know………….. 23%

Q9 Do you believe it is likely the U.S. will go to war
with Iran over the issue of Iran’s nuclear
program? Do you think it is very likely,
somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, very
unlikely or are you unsure? If you believe it is
very likely, press 1. If you believe it is
somewhat likely, press 2. If you believe it is
somewhat unlikely, press 3. If you believe it is
very unlikely, press 4. If you are unsure or
don’t know, press 5.
Very likely …………… 17%
Somewhat likely…… 42%
Somewhat unlikely.. 22%
Very unlikely ……….. 6%
Don’t know………….. 12%

Q10 Do you believe the U.S. has an obligation to
support Israel at all costs against Iranian
threats to the country’s national security? If
yes, press 1. If no, press 2. If you are unsure
or don’t know, press 3.
Yes …………………… 51%
No ……………………… 31%
Don’t know………….. 18%

Q11 Do you believe the U.S. should continue to play
an active political role in the Middle East? If
yes, press 1. If no, press 2. If you are unsure
or don’t know, press 3.
Yes ……………………. 58%
No ……………………… 27%
Don’t know………….. 15%

Q12 Do you believe the U.S. should attempt to
counter Iranian influence in the Middle East? If
yes, press 1. If no, press 2. If you are unsure
or don’t know, press 3.
Yes ……………………. 54%
No ……………………… 23%
Don’t know………….. 22%

Q13 Do you believe Iran should be the next front in
the War on Terror? If yes, press 1. If no, press
2. If you are unsure or don’t know, press 3.
Yes ……………………. 32%
No ……………………… 34%
Don’t know………….. 34%

Q14 Do you believe the Iranian government has
links with Al-Qaeda? If yes, press 1. If no,
press 2. If you are unsure or don’t know, press
3.
Yes ……………………. 63%
No …………………….. 16%
Don’t know………….. 21%

Q15 If elected, who do you believe is the best
candidate for dealing with potential national
security threats from Iran, Barack Obama or
John McCain? If Obama, press 1. If McCain,
press 2. If neither, press 3. If you are unsure
or don’t know, press 4.
Obama……………….. 32%
McCain……………….. 54%
Neither ……………….. 10%
Don’t know………….. 4%

Q16 If you’re a woman, press 1. If you’re a man,
press 2.
Female…………………………………………………… 53%
Male………………………………………………………. 47%

Q17 If you’re a Democrat, press 1. If you’re a
Republican, press 2. If other, press 3.
Democrat ……………………………………………….. 49%
Republican……………………………………………… 35%
Other……………………………………………………… 16%

Q18 If you are White, press 1. If you are Black,
press 2. If Other, press 3.
White …………………. 77%
Black………………….. 20%
Other………………….. 3%

Q19 If you are 18 to 29 years old, press 1 now. If
you are 30 to 45, press 2. If you are 46 to 65,
press 3. If older, press 4.
18-29………………….. 11%
30-45………………….. 21%
46-65………………….. 43%
Older than 65………. 25%

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