Poll blow to Obama’s Iran deal as Kerry stumbles before Congress: Majority of Americans want lawmakers to block nuclear treaty accused of putting Israel at risk

  • The four-hour hearing turned testy with some Republican House members shouting at Kerry, and even Democrats took a critical tone
  • Kerry visibly lost patience at times as lawmakers talked over him
  • Early White House efforts to persuade lawmakers to support the accord hit by CNN poll blow which found 52 per cent of Americans oppose deal
  • The Republican-controlled Congress has until September 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement

Most prominently, the New York senior senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, has come under intense pressure to vote against the treaty, and despite being an Obama loyalist has still to make his position clear. He is a vocal friend of Israel and has in New York a large Jewish vote. 

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