Poll: Americans view Iran as top national security threat

September 21, 2011 16:24

Americans view Iran is the top security threat to the United States, a non-partisan grassroots poll of 1,000 people has revealed, and a majority of those surveyed approve military action against the Islamic Republic should sanctions fail in stopping Tehran's nuclear program.

An overwhelming majority of those polled - 96 percent - said they viewed national security as an important factor in determining who they will cast their vote for in the upcoming 2012 elections.

The poll, conducted by public interest group Secure America Now, found that 63% of those surveyed thought Iran posed the greatest danger to the United States followed by China at 50% and North Korea at 47%.

According to the survey, 63.5% of those polled approved an American military operation against Iran should they circumvent sanctions and succeed in creating nuclear weapons, and a high 77% said they felt the US administration's current policies are failing.

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