With a new poll showing Florida voters are against the Iran deal, that adds to the pressure for a decision about the deal by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston.
Wasserman Schultz, who is also the Democratic National Committee chair, hasn’t commented on her position yet.
“The Congresswoman is continuing her meetings with constituents, Administration officials and experts as she reviews the deal,” her spokesman Geoff Burgan said today. “Since those meetings are still ongoing, she has not made a decision.”
The Quinnipiac poll found that Florida respondents oppose the Iran agreement by 61-25 percent but support sending U.S. ground troops to fight the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
The Iran deal is a hot topic for voters in Wasserman Schultz's Broward to Miami Beach district -- an area that includes a high proportion of Jews.
About 15 percent of the people who live in Wasserman Schultz’s Broward to Miami Beach district are Jewish, according to University of Miami demographer Ira Sheskin. (The actual number of residents in her district who vote could be higher since data from the American National Election Study in 2008 suggest that Jews vote at a higher rate than other groups.)