Poll: Majority believe Boehner mishandled Netanyahu invitation

Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A CNN poll found that 63 percent of Americans believe it was wrong of congressional Republican leaders to invite Benjamin Netanyahu to speak without first notifying the president.

The phone poll of 1,027 adults, conducted by ORC International, had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Netanyahu is scheduled to speak March 3 to Congress about his opposition to the current nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers.

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, invited Netanyahu without consulting with the White House or congressional Democrats.