With Obama in office neither of those scenarios will happen.
(Quinnipiac) — Economic sanctions to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons aren’t effective, American voters say 60–33 percent, and 50 percent of voters say the U.S. should take military action to stop Iran’s nuclear program if sanctions don’t work, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac University poll 55–36 percent that the U.S. should not take military action against Iran. But 25 percent of those opponents shift to support military action if sanctions fail.
The combined result is 50 percent in favor of military action if sanctions fail, with 38 percent opposed.
If Israel attacks Iran, 46 percent of voters say the U.S. should support that move, with 6 percent who say the U.S. should oppose it and 44 percent who say the U.S. should be neutral.