An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East while Iran’s role in the region continues to expand, according to a new poll.
Some 69 percent of people polled believe Washington is losing leverage in the region to countries like Iran, Russia and China, according to new results from the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll released exclusively to The Hill on Thursday.
The finding comes amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement and heightening tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians after the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds.
The poll also found that 54 percent of those polled said that the US should have attempted to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal instead of withdrawing.
Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint…