Poll: Most Americans Oppose Boehner’s Netanyahu Invite

A large majority of Americans oppose House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress on the international negotiations with Iran, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ORC poll found that 63 percent of Americans disagreed with Boehner’s decision to extend the invitation without consulting the White House, while 33 percent said it was the right thing to do.

Even among Republicans, only a narrow majority supported Boehner’s invitation — 52 percent — while 45 percent did not. Democrats and independents overwhelmingly opposed the invitation: Democrats, 81 percent to 14 percent; independents, 61 percent to 36 percent.

The poll, conducted Feb. 12 to 15, surveyed 1,027 U.S. adults. Its margin of error is 3 points.

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