Ahmadinejad Front Runner in Upcoming Presidential Elections
Iranians Continue to Back Compromise and Better Relations with US and West.
Results of a New Nationwide Public Opinion Survey of Iran before the June 12, 2009 Presidential Elections
The Obama administration has sent signals that it is ready to devise a new policy of strategic engagement with Iran, but has not made any big, overt moves to engage the leadership in Tehran thus far.
Whether a new relationship is possible will depend to some degree on the outcome of this Friday’s presidential election.
To discuss the election and its possible implications for U.S. policy, the New America Foundation and Terror Free Tomorrow are hosting a public forum TODAY from 12:15pm – 1:45pm at the New America Foundation to release the results of a new nationwide public opinion survey of Iran.
Participants in today’s forum – which will STREAM LIVE here at The Washington Note – include Terror Free Tomorrow President Kenneth Ballen, New America Foundation/Iran Project Director Flynt Leverett, and Harvard University graduate student and Iran expert Azadeh Pourzand. Steve Clemons will moderate the discussion.
Steve Clemons will post the poll results above at 12:15 pm EST sharp — as we have an embargo agreement with CNN, the Associated Press, and the Atlantic Monthly.
— Ben Katcher