If you're confused about why Republicans haven't proposed any specific spending cuts to deal with the fiscal cliff, this could be why: Republican voters don't agree on any particular cuts.
That's the takeaway from a new poll from McClatchy-Marist. Here's a quick wrap-up of the results for all voters:
74% oppose cuts to Medicare.
59% oppose raising the Medicare age from 65 to 67.
70% oppose cuts to Medicaid.
67% oppose cutting the tax deduction on home mortgage interest.
69% oppose nixing the tax deduction for charitable donations.
74% oppose raising taxes for all.
support raising taxes on the top 2% of incomes (the mainstay of Obama's plan, as you're probably all tired of hearing).
According to McClatchy, a majority of Republicans oppose all of the above - including the spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
The takeaway might not be straightforward, though. It could be that GOP voters support cuts not mentioned in the poll, like slashing foreign aid, as Reason's Peter Suderman suggests. However, cutting foreign aid doesn't help as much as some voters think, since it accounts for less than 1% of the federal budget.
Via McClatchy and Reason.