CNN Poll: Public Would Blame GOP if Fiscal Cliff Talks Fail
A new CNN poll shows Americans would blame Republicans if a deal is not reached on the fiscal cliff.
Democrats want to take more money from working Americans to fix the problem and continue their record spending. Republicans are against tax hikes.
The Hill reported:
A new poll finds the public views the looming “fiscal cliff” as a serious crisis for the nation and would blame Republicans more than President Obama if Washington fails to reach a deal.
Forty-five percent surveyed in a new CNN/ORC poll said they would blame congressional Republicans if there is no agreement, with 34 percent pointing the finger at Obama.
Two-thirds say the U.S. would experience serious problems if the combination of tax rate increases and automatic spending cuts expected in January take effect.
One in four says the country would experience a crisis, with 44 percent expecting major problems if a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is not found. One in four says the fiscal cliff would cause minor problems, with 7 percent saying there would not be any consequences.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe their personal situation would be affected if the U.S. fell over the cliff.
And, of course, the flip side to this poll is that if a deal is reached Obama will get all of the credit.
With the GOP and the liberal media it’s always – Heads, we win – Tails, you lose.