In a Pew poll, 58% of Americans support taking military action against Iran to stop them from getting nukes.
Now, as is always the case with polls, it is kinda critical to look at the poll question itself:
The reason this is… a bit on the hedgy side is that it doesn’t take into account whether the person believes Iran is actively trying to get nuclear weapons. It’s sort of like asking if you support having your next door neighbor arrested if you find out they’re raping children. Yes, sure, you probably do, but chances are you’re fairly confident that the 85 year old grandma over there is doing no such thing. Undoubtedly this poll will turn into “public supports taking military action against Iran”, helpfully neglecting the rather large “if” that’s thrown on there.
The second question is equally bad because it, again, makes some assumptions. The most egregious of which is that Israel would only attack Iran if they were actively developing nuclear weapons. Few liberals out there think it’s all right for Iran to be holding nuclear weapons, but we also don’t think it’s going to come to that. Worse, we’re concerned that Israel will jump the gun, so to speak, and unleash hell on Iran in an aggressive action, which we emphatically do not support.
But again, these polls will be used to show that Americans at least somewhat support Israel attacking Iran, or that most support the US directly doing it, when the questions weren’t exactly fair.