NYC Voters Oppose Iran Deal: Poll

NEW YORK -

New York City voters firmly oppose the nuclear deal crafted by the Obama administration with Iran, believing it will make the world less safe, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday finds that Jewish voters in New York, by an absolute majority of 53 percent to 33 percent, are against the deal, which only focuses on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear arsenal, not on their support for terrorism and calls to dismantle Israel.

Overall, 43 percent of New York City voters are against the deal, while 36 percent back it.

Opposition is 70 percent to 15 percent among Republican voters and 51 percent versus 32 percent among independent voters. Democrats support the pact 43 percent to 33 percent.

Manhattanites back the deal by the largest margin — 48 to 27 percent — while Staten Islanders are the most lopsided in opposition — 76 percent against and 11 percent for. Brooklyn voters are divided with support at 40 percent and opposition at 43 percent. In Queens, opposition is 42 to 26 percent, while in the Bronx it’s 49 percent against and 33 percent in favor.

Voters are divided on whether the deal would make the world safer. Forty percent say yes and 42 percent say no. Jewish voters say by a 51 percent to 37 percent margin that the pact would make the world less safe.

Sen. Charles Schumer said last week that he would vote against the deal. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilman David Greenfield called on the state’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, to reverse her position and also vote it down.