A new poll finds the public more likely to pin Republicans with the blame for "fiscal cliff" talks that end up going nowhere, reports The Hill
A CNN survey of just over 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them would blame the GOP for any failed fiscal cliff negotiations taking place on Capitol Hill, while 34% would point the finger at Democrats. Additionally - and no doubt of interest to Grover Norquist
- a slight majority of Republicans polled think a combination of spending cuts and
tax increases are needed to reduce the federal budget deficit.
Sadly but not unexpectedly, only 28% of folks surveyed actually believe politicians in either party will act like "responsible adults." The remainder affirm the survey's language likening DC lawmakers to "spoiled children."
"Americans aren't sanguine about the prospects of a deal," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Via The Hill