Study: Vast Majority Of Dems Blame GOP For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Failures

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Americans are pessimistic that lawmakers will reach a “fiscal cliff” deal – and far more are prepared to blame congressional Republicans.

Forty percent of respondents in a recent Pew Research Center poll expect that the president and congressional Republicans will reach a deal by Jan. 1 to prevent automatic tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect. However, 49 percent say they will not.

If no deal is reached, far more say congressional Republicans would be more to blame (53 percent) than President Obama (27 percent). These opinions are nearly unchanged since early November.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and The Washington Post was conducted between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2 among 1,003 adults. Democrats continue to be much more optimistic about prospects for a fiscal cliff compromise than either Republicans or independents. A majority…

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