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CNN poll: More Americans would blame Republicans if country went off fiscal cliff
Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2012 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 11/26/2012 8:13:29 AM PST by Qbert

A new CNN poll shows that more Americans would blame Republicans if the country went off the fiscal cliff rather than President Obama.

45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama.

But Republicans might have a political opportunity if they can convince Americans that President Obama is not working to cooperate with Republicans.

According to CNN, nearly half say Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012polls; blame; congress; fiscalcliff; obama; taxandspend; taxhikes
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Polls showed Congress had something like a 13% approval rating before the elections... and yet most representatives kept their seats.
1 posted on 11/26/2012 8:13:37 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Of course...CNN has already told America to blame the Republicans.
2 posted on 11/26/2012 8:17:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Qbert

Let it go off the cliff and see how soon these idiots change their minds.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:13 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Qbert

Most Americans are idiots as was exhibited 3 weeks ago..


4 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:46 AM PST by albie
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To: Qbert

that’s the way the Dems designed it . The only people talking about the fiscal cliff are the Republicans ,the Dems just sit back wait and hope they don’t break their sides laughing


5 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:54 AM PST by molson209
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To: Qbert

Of course it’s Republicans fault. Republicans are just a bunch of angry old white men. Definitely not cool. So, if something bad happens, it’s got to be those uncool people that did it.

Americans are so freakin’ stupid, they have no idea what the fiscal cliff is, or how it will affect them, but they know Republicans are to blame.

I hate the public, and I’ll enjoy watching them suffer.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 8:20:25 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Qbert
Must be true: Eva Longoria and Beyonce blame Republicans, too.
7 posted on 11/26/2012 8:21:50 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Qbert

Amazing what the left has accomplished. Moved this country toward communism. Kissed the bearded faces of savages. Allowed Americans to be killed in Benghazi. Set the stage to raise taxes.
And put the blame on Republicans!


8 posted on 11/26/2012 8:22:47 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Qbert

Not really a surprise. Obama has said practically every day that it’s the Republicans’ fault for being such obstructionists. Even though they have given him about 95% of what he wants. And the Republicans, with the exception of a few “extremists,” have been virtually silent in reply.

When I used to live in the NYC area, everyone thought that congress was corrupt. So they kept voting their corrupt, senior congresscritters back in, in order to be assured that they’d get their fair share of the pork and corruption.

I guess it still works the same way, with VERY few exceptions. Sarah Palin is one of the few who actually turned back federal pork going INTO Alaska while she was governor, explaining that such corruption could no longer be afforded. But you don’t see that very often.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s actually an improvement from the last poll. Interesting.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:10 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: Qbert
Who cares? Blame me all they want. When the SHTF they're far less prepared and able to care for themselves than most of us are.

There's going to be pain in this economy for the forseeable future and obama voters richly deserve what they have wrought!

11 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:20 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: Qbert

Probably a push poll by CNN.

Hit the gas and go over the fiscal cliff! The corrupt MSM will see to it that Republicans are blamed no matter what happens. Therefore, stand up and say we are giving Obama everything he wants! Hit the gas pedal and brace for impact.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:28 AM PST by Obadiah (It pays to be a Democrat.)
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To: Qbert

“45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama.”

45%+34%=79%.I didn’t read the whole article but isn’t the missing 21% a pretty large pecentage to leave out? Is this just more selective repoting from the great cnn?


13 posted on 11/26/2012 8:26:22 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Qbert

This is what’s called “Primeing the pump”.
They are setting things up for the fall.
When it happens they can say “Early studies
indicate that the public blames Republicans
for the Fiscal cliff.”
The sad part is then the populace believes it.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 8:28:33 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Qbert

Those who control the message, control the perception of reality. If BO was filmed raping a 10 YO girl and smoking crack in the Oval Office, the MSM would convince the majority of people that it was the GOP’s fault.

We need to devote our energies to dismantling the media or we will forever take the blame for everything that goes wrong.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 8:29:49 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Cicero

"Not really a surprise. Obama has said practically every day that it’s the Republicans’ fault for being such obstructionists. Even though they have given him about 95% of what he wants. And the Republicans, with the exception of a few “extremists,” have been virtually silent in reply."

Yep. You never hear Republicans explain why they support something. Conservatives understand why- but the ignorant public doesn't. Republicans have to make their case, and repeat it over and over until the low-information people finally hear it...

16 posted on 11/26/2012 8:30:36 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Nice spin in the headline, which should read "Most Americans blame both Obama and Republicans"
17 posted on 11/26/2012 8:31:09 AM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: brownsfan

“Americans are so freakin’ stupid, they have no idea what the fiscal cliff is, or how it will affect them, but they know Republicans are to blame.”

ALL of my many in-laws fit into this category. They only read the NYTimes (if anything) and watch MSNBC. They get angry if you criticize Obama or Democrats and they blame EVERYTHING on Bush/Republicans.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 8:32:02 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Qbert

Let’s see. Obamacare (passed 100% by their party). Tax increases, only championed by their party. Huge defense cuts, championed by their party. Yep...it is all our fault.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 8:32:51 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Qbert
Who cares who they blame now... who will they blame in two years when all of obamacare’s failures and costs will be evident to even brain dead rats? The republicans need to speak of returning to the Clinton Tax Rates and then ask that we also return to the Clinton Spending Levels... but they will not... because they are losers and failures all!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS

20 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Qbert

I say “so what?”


21 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:56 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Qbert
Who cares, blame both parties as our federal government has become insane. I'd rather see the total bust sooner than later as the fool's paradise Obama has created is against God's Word and Plan. My family are prepared to meet our Lord or to survive in the interim.
22 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:57 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Qbert
yep, it's called Fenno's paradox
23 posted on 11/26/2012 8:35:06 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Qbert
This is why the GOP MUST let the dems have their way. They MUST explain what will happen if the dem plan is followed then offer a counter plan the dems will not agree to...then let the dem plans get THEIR PLAN passed and let them become the owners of the cliff.

Any compromise will allow the democrats to have an out by blaming the GOP for not !"

24 posted on 11/26/2012 8:35:53 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Qbert

“In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled CNN poll: More Americans would blame Republicans if country went off fiscal cliff, Qbert wrote:
Polls showed Congress had something like a 13% approval rating before the elections... and yet most representatives kept their seats.”

Gee I’m really surprized that CNN would run such a poll, I wonder what their true intention is ?. I’m really tired of the B/S the media keeps pulling off. Until they start getting challanged they’re going to keep this up


25 posted on 11/26/2012 8:36:25 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make When is the treatment of Amstreight for the way of the Lord")
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To: Qbert

A CNN poll? Well, there’s a paragon of objectivity. They’ve already been nailed for misreporting the news as dictated by the WH. Why wouldn’t they “fix” poll results?


26 posted on 11/26/2012 8:37:38 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Qbert

And, sadly, so would the Liberal MSM.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 8:38:49 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Qbert

...and if they do blame Republicans, it may cost them the Presidency?


28 posted on 11/26/2012 8:38:58 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Qbert

Congress is like the Supreme Soviet. The only way out is to die.

For heaven’s sake, the Democrat from WV3 was reelected. That district is all coal and only coal.


29 posted on 11/26/2012 8:39:44 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Qbert

We knew this would happen. So big deal. Dig in and fight, Republicans — for a change.

Compromising with Democrats so the media and public opinion likes the Republican Party is silly. It NEVER works, and leftists keep getting more and more of what they want.

To House Republicans: Fight, damn you. FIGHT.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:19 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Qbert

Republicans will fold and still get blamed for the misery coming anyway.


31 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:27 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Qbert

Republicans will fold and still get blamed for the misery coming anyway.

The End.


32 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:39 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Qbert
There's an abyss beyond the fiscal cliff, that's where they're heading, and I'd let 'em jump right into it!

The Obamaphone people have spoken! (Going from 39.5 hours/week to 29.5 hours minus the Obamacare tax seems like it would sting to me. But I didn't think voting for Obama was either a smart or a cool thing to do.)

33 posted on 11/26/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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If the GOP had brains and testicles- and it has neither- it would would issue a statement of its fiscal perspective,condemn Obama’s, then state it would neither support nor oppose him on purely fiscal issues and let the Democrats own his policies totally as the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. Its called tough love for the American voters.


34 posted on 11/26/2012 8:42:24 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Qbert; pookie18
GOP ORIGAMI
35 posted on 11/26/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Qbert

Who cares who gets the blame. They don’t vote for Republicans anyway.

Send them on over the cliff and let them see what Obama wants.

Do the right thing , give them all the rope they need to hang themselves.

I doubt we go over the cliff, Boehner is working between Obama’s knees now to find t solution Obama wants.


36 posted on 11/26/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ilgipper

Let’s see. Obamacare (passed 100% by their party). Tax increases, only championed by their party.

And yet, I can't recall ever hearing Romney, or his people, making that a big argument. I realize it would have been harder for Romney to make that case because of Romneycare, but the GOP was almost silent on taxes during the campaign.

Listening to bozos like Saxby Chambliss talk, I wonder how many GOP-e Repubs truly understand basic tax policy and economics.

37 posted on 11/26/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
I went to a family event these prior three days. Talk about being totally depressed over the raging ignorance of adult Americans.

There is a reason why the JonStewart media willfully and with intent pounded George Bush day in and day out for nearly a dozen years. They might well have pictured him literally, as the acceptable image of the devil himself.

I heard that Romney was going to cut social security and he only cared about the ‘rich’ Republicans. Because the JonStewart media said that is what Romney said he was going to do.

Sadly, the majority of American adults are stuck on stupid, and the rest of US are going to have to ride this run away train right off the liberals tracks.

38 posted on 11/26/2012 8:44:08 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Qbert

If the country avoided fiscal cliff, CNN poll would show more Americans still blame republicans.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 8:46:46 AM PST by granada
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To: Qbert

Hey, maybe we can “unskew” this poll to get a result we like better!


40 posted on 11/26/2012 8:47:34 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Crypto-Socialist Longbow1969 emerges from his hole in the wall...


41 posted on 11/26/2012 8:52:59 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: albie

Most Americans are idiots as was exhibited 3 weeks ago..

Precisely, it don’t matter. And on top of that they don’t remember anything beyond 1 week.... (Idiots is being nice)


42 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:15 AM PST by mike_9958
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To: tennmountainman
That is what I want to see. There is no "Fiscal Cliff" all smoke and mirrors like "TARP" was. Panic, Panic, the sky is going to fall....... Just once SHUT IT DOWN.

Anyone know where that Fiscal Cliff is? BTW: what is going to be the name of the NEXT PANIC on whatever...?

OH another BTW: just how long after they get the FIX, will it take for them to give themselves, all federal employees and all JUDGES a RAISE? any quesses?

Any wonder why Roberts caved on Obamacare?, him likes hims raises and whatever other perk he will get from that bill.

43 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:24 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
We need to devote our energies to dismantling the media or we will forever take the blame for everything that goes wrong.

Yup, the left controls the message. Everyone thought that the "new media" would force the dinosaur mainstream media and entertainment establishment to be more fair in their coverage - the reality is the exact opposite happened. The MSM went even further left since they had less conservatives watching them to even bother pretending to be balanced for. The old line left media (and liberal new media) see this is as war for the soul of the country. We aren't even hardly fighting. Why do we have rich donors that will pour hundreds of millions into Karl Rove's PAC's, when that money could better be spent gobbling up media? It's mystifying why the right never figures this out.

44 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:59 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Qbert

I think it’s past time to take a whak at CNN and the bogus pollsters.


45 posted on 11/26/2012 8:55:57 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Qbert

Of course they would.

It’s the job of republicans to shoulder blame, and they would not deflect it or defend themselves in any way, and would likely openly blame themselves.


46 posted on 11/26/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Qbert

I believe it.


47 posted on 11/26/2012 8:56:09 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Qbert
Crypto-Socialist Longbow1969 emerges from his hole in the wall...

LOL, I'm actually about as far right as one can be. I still just haven't quite gotten over the fact that people bought into the ridiculous notion that you could "unskew" polls. It was just...so dumb.

48 posted on 11/26/2012 8:59:56 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Obadiah
Hit the gas and go over the fiscal cliff! The corrupt MSM will see to it that Republicans are blamed no matter what happens. Therefore, stand up and say we are giving Obama everything he wants! Hit the gas pedal and brace for impact.

AMEN,AMEN,AMEN and AMEN. I'm tired of playing this same song over and over every year, for once let's enjoy the ride down. Would be great fun watching the panic of the O voters as well as the "I will not vote for Romney because crowd.......", yeah you showed us alrighty, lol.

49 posted on 11/26/2012 9:00:10 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Qbert
"Polls showed Congress had something like a 13% approval rating before the elections... and yet most representatives kept their seats. "

The system is designed to protect incumbents. So those figures won't change.

Also Hoover continued to be blamed for the great depression until there was a recovery. Then Republicans got elected again. Bush will own the current recession until there is recovery. It is in Republican long term interests to hasten a recovery but believe their short term interests to be reelected is to make their designed locals happy.

50 posted on 11/26/2012 9:01:21 AM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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