Having met with overwhelming approval from the UN Security Council last week, the six-nation nuclear deal with Iran continues to languish in the U.S. Senate with an increasingly uncertain future.
And adding pressure to the Senate Democrat caucus is the latest poll by Quinnipiac University released Monday morning that revealed an overwhelming majority of American opposition to the deal.
Among the more than 1,600 respondents, at least 57% indicated that they oppose the deal with slightly more indicating they believe the agreement will make the world less safe.
The party break-down reports a more grim narrative in which a slim majority of Democrats, 52%, stand with President Obama in favor of the deal.
In contrast, Independents, who will be an increasingly critical voter bloc for Democrats in next year’s election, oppose the deal by 55% and Republicans who approve of the deal managed a scant 3%
Meanwhile, signs and insider reports on the hill indicate that Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has historically been a key cheerleader for President Obama, is leaning against the deal. Should he come out publicly with a ‘nay’ vote, the tide could swing against the president forcing him to exercise a veto.