New poll finds 62% don’t trust President Obama to stop Iran from building nuclear weapons.

MEME-obama-Iran(Washington, D.C.)  — As the Obama administration continues making a series of missteps in foreign policy, Americans are losing confidence in their Commander in Chief.

From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to Syria’s use of chemical weapons to the Benghazi situation in Libya and the near-breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Americans do not see the White House and State Department  providing strong, steady, principled, bipartisan leadership. Rather, they see confusion, weakness, and vacillation.

Now a new poll finds that a significant majority of Americans are anxious that the President cannot be trusted stop Iran from building nuclear weapons, one of the most important national security issues facing the U.S., Israel and our Arab allies.

As we geared up for the release of The Auschwitz Escape, my publisher, Tyndale House, and I commissioned a national survey to help us better understand how Americans view the current geopolitical issues in light of the history of the Holocaust. 

Working with McLaughlin & Associates, a nationally respected polling firm, we asked 1,000 likely U.S. voters numerous questions. One of them was: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘As a result of President Obama drawing a red line on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but then refusing to take military action when chemical weapons were used, I do not have confidence that when Mr. Obama says he will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon that he can be trusted to keep his word’?”

The results were sobering.

  • 62.3% of Americans agreed with the statement, saying they do not trust the President to stop Iran from building The Bomb
  • 30.5% of Americans disagreed with the statement, and do trust the President to stop Iran
  • 7.2% said they don’t know

Americans’ distrust of the President is of particular concern given that 80% of the public says they fear a “Second Holocaust” — the annihilation of the six million Jews in Israel — if Iran gets The Bomb. What’s more, 68% of Americans say they fear a “nuclear holocaust” here in the homeland if Iran is allowed to build nuclear weapons.

I will provide more analysis of this in the days ahead.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other results of the poll we have released so far:

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>> Read the column I recently wrote for CNN.com with fmr. Senator Rick Santorum — “Lessons of history: Americans fear ‘second Holocaust’ if Iran gets the bomb”

>> Read the attack on our column by an Iranian government official — Iranian official attacks oped I wrote with Senator Santorum as “ludicrous, counterproductive and unfortunate.”

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Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Larwyn’s Linx: The Time To Stop John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan Is Now

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Nation

The Time To Stop John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan Is Now: John Hawkins
GOP Amnesty Plan Ignores Will of Republican Voters: JW
Sessions: Amnesty Is an Extraordinary Act of Self-Sabotage: Sara Noble

Mark Levin on how to destroy America: Scoop
Progressives Without Progress: Daniel Greenfield
The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows: Erick Erickson

Obama’s SOTU: 18 Lies and Distortions That Should Concern Us: Sara Noble
GOP Establishment’s War on Senator Ted Cruz Continues: Dan Riehl
Paul Ryan talks about how he’s selling out on amnesty: Minority Report

Support for Obamacare suddenly plummets among the uninsured: ConIntel
Beck Slames Obama “MyRA” Plan: Biggest Heist in History: Blaze
Dear America, I Saw You Naked: Jason Edward Harrington

Economy

School Choice and Common Core: Mortal Enemies: Michelle Malkin
Cruz: GOP immigration plan is ‘amnesty’: Mario Trujillo
Employees Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare: WS

Scandal Central

Alan Dershowitz Rises to the Defense of Dinesh D’Souza: Paul A. Rahe
Trey Gowdy To Eric Holder: ‘Appoint A Special Counsel To Investigate IRS Case’: Nice Deb
TSA Harasses Police Chief: Oath Keepers

Climate & Energy

Yet Another Anti-Fracking Study Bumps Into Reality: Stephen Kruiser
EPA Head to Scientists: ‘Speak the Truth’ on Climate Change to Meet Obama’s ‘Needs’: CNS
Mayor Mao Bloomberg To Become Grand Wizard Of The Climate Cult Or Something: Stephen Kruiser

Media

Bushies Like Peter Wehner and Rove Fight Against American Greatness: Jen Kuznicki
Book profile: A Conspiracy Against Obamacare – The book based on the blog: Ronald Collins
Malkin ‘Brought MSNBC to its Knees’ Over Biracial Slam: Jeremy Boreing

Amy Glass: The Epitome of Decadent: A.P. Dillon
Explained: The Media’s Light Touch Toward Barack Obama: Erick Erickson
Poll: NBC, MSNBC Sink to Bottom of Public Trust: John Nolte

“I Stand By Everything I Wrote”: Mark Steyn
Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin End ‘Foolish’ Feud, Prepared to ‘Move Together’: Noah Rothman
Krauthammer: If Obama Was A Republican, He’d Be Impeached: Glob

World

The Iranian Threat & Obama’s Deception: FPM
State Department Adviser on Extremism Urges US to “Befriend” Al Qaeda: Daniel Greenfield
Putin: Who’s Godless Now?: Marc Bennetts, Times

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News

What does national security have to do with the Lenovo-Motorola deal?: Marc Perton
Ex-network engineer faces prison after admitting he sabotaged employer’s system: IDG
NASA is planning to make water and oxygen on the Moon and Mars by 2020: ExtremeTech

Cornucopia

One-sentence smackdowns for liberal propaganda: Looking Spoon
Cafeteria Nazis Take Lunches from Kids – Toss it in the Trash: FreePost
Who Exactly is Barack Obama?: Kengor/Levin

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Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: A Right Wing News Poll on John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan

QOTD: “We live in Arizona, we’re on the front line of the administration’s unwillingness to enforce immigration law and the Congress’ unwillingness to force the administration to enforce immigration law.

Rep. Ryan, your statements are absolute, utter bulls***. [If that’s offensive to you, come to Phoenix, we’ll take you to the border. You’ll see what “offensive” really is.]

This policy is clearly amnesty and the border will not be secured. You and the spineless Democrats and especially Republican “moderates” who are bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce don’t want the border secured. If you did, you’d have been raising hell since any of the previous immigration bills were passed ALL of which required the border to be secured.” –Minority Report

Doug Ross @ Journal