Skip to comments.53 percent of Americans would blame GOP for ‘failure to avert crippling fiscal cliff’
Posted on 11/14/2012 2:49:15 AM PST by John W
Washington, Nov. 14 (ANI): Americans are prepared to blame Congressional Republicans for failure to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new poll.
According to the Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll, 53 percent of Americans said the GOP would be at fault, compared with 29 percent who said the same of Barack Obama.
The poll found that nearly 10 percent said that both would be to blame.
While 51 percent of Americans dont expect a deal, Democrats have substantially more faith than Republicans in the ability of President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans to compromise.
Two-thirds of Republicans are not anticipating a deal, and only a quarter expect one.
However, a plurality of Democrats, 47 percent to 40 percent, expects Obama and the GOP to reach an agreement, Politico reports.
Congressional Republicans are likely to face the blame for any impact.
The fiscal cliff would amount to a giant removal of cash from the economy. On Jan. 1, 2013, the Bush-era tax cuts would expire, along with a payroll tax cut introduced by the 2009 stimulus bill.
While 68 percent of Americans think it will have a major impact on the American economy, a significantly smaller number, 44 percent, expect it to have a major impact on their own personal financial situation.
Nearly 62 percent expect the impact on the economy to be mostly negative, while 20 percent think the impact will be positive, it added.
Blame? Hell, I will wear it as a badge of honor if my side refuses to raise the debt ceiling and finally makes us pay the bill that’s been piling up for the last 25 years.
A few days ago I started reading a story from the AP about the fiscal cliff. It started out calling the Republican’s refusal to raise the debt ceiling as the instigator of the crisis. I stopped reading the story.
Why, of course they would. Look what they just reelected. The left has reaped the benefits of government education and the left-wing MSM propaganda machine.
The lazy thieving 0bama voters will suffer more, though.
Be the lemming with the floaty.
I really don’t care if they blame ME, personally for it.
They need to experience the consequences of their choices, or they’ll never learn.
The irony is.. the GOP’s success in reigning Obama in after 2010 may have contributed to the tepidly improving economy, which was just enough to pull Obama over the finish line.
The GOP never got any credit for forcing welfare reform and balanced budgets on Clinton.