U.S. POSITION ON IRAN ENJOYS SUPPORT…. In recent weeks, there’s been a very aggressive push on the part of some high-profile Republicans, most notably leading neoconservatives, to condemn President Obama’s policy on Iran. What seemed like a common-sense approach, endorsed by a variety of experts from both sides of the aisle, somehow became the latest “controversy” ginned up by the right.

Fortunately, the latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll suggests the neocons aren’t persuading the American mainstream.

A new national poll suggests that that nearly three out of four Americans don’t want the U.S. directly intervene in the election crisis in Iran even though most Americans are upset by how the Iranian government has dealt with protests over controversial election results. […]

Most Americans approve of how President Obama’s handled the situation. And 74 percent think the U.S. government should not directly intervene in the post-election crisis, with one out of four feeling that Washington should openly support the demonstrators who are protesting the election results.

In all, 61% approve the way Obama has responded to the events in Iran. (The same poll, by the way, also showed the president’s overall approval rating at 61%.) What’s more, much to the consternation of the staff at the Weekly Standard, 82% of Americans do not support military action against Iran.

For all the bloviating from McCain, Graham, Krauthammer, et al, they’ve largely only impressed those who already agree with them.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.