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Schumer Support Drops, But Voters Back Iran Deal Opposition, Poll Says

Sen. Chuck Schumer
Sen. Chuck Schumer Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer saw his approval rating drop to its lowest point in 15 years, even with a majority of voters supporting his opposition of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Voters approve of Schumer's performance 54-32 percent. It marks his lowest rating since 2000 when he had had a 52-18 percent rating, the poll said.

The drop in approval comes despite voters largely supporting his opposition of the recent nuclear accord with Iran. Voters opposed the deal 59-32 percent, saying they felt it made the world a more dangerous place, according to the poll.

Voters' opposition of the nuclear deal won't have a huge impact on the veteran senator's chances for re-election. Only 24 percent of voters said his stance would make them more likely to vote for him. That said, 56 percent of voters still feel Schumer deserves another term in office, according to the poll.

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