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No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal? 44% Blame GOP, 36% Obama
Rasmussen ^

Posted on 12/27/2012 10:51:28 AM PST by chessplayer

Most voters still want President Obama and Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of big tax hikes and automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to kick in next Tuesday, but fewer than ever think a deal is likely. Voters tend to blame congressional Republicans more than the president for the impasse.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blame; cliff; democrats; poll
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This is one reason why obama and reid don't want a deal. If they go over the cliff, it's good for them and bad for the GOP.
1 posted on 12/27/2012 10:51:33 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Heh, close enough. People will blame the GOP no matter what. If the leadership had the balls to do what the NRA Chairman (or President) did and use the MSM to blunt most of the attach, the gap would narrow somewhat. I wonder when the light bulb will go off in the GOP?


2 posted on 12/27/2012 10:53:24 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: chessplayer

Arguing over the shuffleboard rules while the Titanic continues to sink beneath the waves.........


3 posted on 12/27/2012 10:56:29 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: chessplayer

It’s 100% congresses fault.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 10:58:57 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Tzimisce

rich people play shuffleboard so the sinking was republican’s fault.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 10:58:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: chessplayer

Why is that? Must be the MSM. How can they control 2/3 of the government but get less than half the blame?


6 posted on 12/27/2012 10:59:53 AM PST by STJPII
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To: chessplayer

What do you do when nearly half have had their brains scooped out and replaced with Jello pudding? Does no one even look at the numbers? They’re not that hard to track down...

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42911


7 posted on 12/27/2012 11:00:00 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: chessplayer

We went over the fiscal cliff early in 2009. This is just a bunch of democrat looksee-pidgin.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 11:01:40 AM PST by redhead (America!! Remember who you are!!)
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To: chessplayer

As time goes by more people are blaming Obama in these polls. So, unless a majority blame the GOP, I don’t necessarily thin this plays out like Obama intended.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 11:04:35 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: chessplayer

Moochers and freeloaders will blame the GOP no matter what..that 44 percent is Obama’s base who sits on their asses waiting for their food stamps and welfare checks to arrive in the mail


10 posted on 12/27/2012 11:05:05 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

My GOD far too many people in this country are f-ing stupid beyond belief. Of course the election results prove that.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 11:05:48 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: STJPII
Why is that? Must be the MSM. How can they control 2/3 of the government but get less than half the blame?

Goebbels -----> Alinsky -----> Axelrod.

Add a supine state-run media which endlessly attacks the "enemies of the state": a spineless bunch of GOP geldings, who are afraid of their own shadows.

Rinse and repeat.

12 posted on 12/27/2012 11:07:08 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: chessplayer

I blame the government in general. They created the mess.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 11:07:37 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: chessplayer

A couple of weeks of frantic media assaults will get that 44% up to 116%.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 11:08:51 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I work in a manufacturing company in TX. There are even some educated asshats with paper hanging on the wall so support the looser obumer.
No rational reason or thought. They say “I’ve always voted that way”.
You can’t fix stupid.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:02 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I work in a manufacturing company in TX. There are even some educated asshats with paper hanging on the wall so support the looser obumer.
No rational reason or thought. They say “I’ve always voted that way”.
You can’t fix stupid.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:42 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I work in a manufacturing company in TX. There are even some educated asshats with paper hanging on the wall so support the looser obumer.
No rational reason or thought. They say “I’ve always voted that way”.
You can’t fix stupid.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:42 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I work in a manufacturing company in TX. There are even some educated asshats with paper hanging on the wall so support the looser obumer.
No rational reason or thought. They say “I’ve always voted that way”.
You can’t fix stupid.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:42 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: chessplayer

The Dems are not going to get near the mileage they hope with this. The GOP House members are pretty much elected in districts that know the score and dislike 0bama. The unknown is how this might affect the statewide races for Senate in 2014. But there are more Dems up than GOP. If blame just falls on Congress generically, the Dems may get hurt more.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:50 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: chessplayer

So why not go over the fiscal cliff? Obama and the MSM have convinced the left that the debt has been caused because we’ve got an income problem. So let’s raise everyone’s taxes and “solve” the deficit problem. Then when the debt ceiling issue comes up it’s already fixed. Democrats will have their income. Leave the debt ceiling where it is. Can’t have it both ways,.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 11:12:58 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I work in a manufacturing company in TX. There are even some educated asshats with paper hanging on the wall so support the looser obumer.
No rational reason or thought. They say “I’ve always voted that way”.
You can’t fix stupid.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 11:13:04 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: 9422WMR

Oops,,,,,,


22 posted on 12/27/2012 11:14:17 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: ABQHispConservative
People will blame the GOP no matter what.

Precisely.

This poll is just Rasmussen's way of pushing a few more sheep into the Obama camp by letting them know what the popular people think.

23 posted on 12/27/2012 11:21:29 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: chessplayer

A new Speaker can repair some of the damage next month, by proposing that all tax cuts be made retroactive.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 11:34:53 AM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: chessplayer

The media is obviously doing its job for the Democrats.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 11:35:55 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: chessplayer

Time to throw all of these polls in the nearest trashcan. If Repubicans are influenced by them, replace them. VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCEs, not some stupid poll.

This falls sqarely on 0bama and Reid. And whoever came upp with that stupid-a$$ supercommittee.

NO BUDGET IN 4 YEARS...Get a budget and figure out where to cut it. Until then, especailly those Republicans..quite worrying about the next 2-4 years and your own butts.Worry about ours for once.

And yes, I am perfectly willing for a 2-4 year gridlock to keep even one more piece of bad legislation away from a vote. Executive order? File a freaking impeachment paper for God’s sake. Fight!


26 posted on 12/27/2012 11:41:29 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: chessplayer

Better than I thought. The gap may close in the coming days. I don’t see it widening as Republicans are the first to get blamed.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 11:44:23 AM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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The republicans should go on TV, and proclaim they will support clinton era tax rates, if obama will accept clinton era spending


28 posted on 12/27/2012 11:44:44 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: chessplayer

My GOD far too many people in this country are f-ing stupid beyond belief. Of course the election results prove that.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 11:45:13 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: chessplayer

The media’s job is to promote communism and defeat the GOP. They serve no other purpose.

Happy New Year


30 posted on 12/27/2012 11:47:03 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: chessplayer
Good. Who cares? I just hope the leeches get what's coming to them.
31 posted on 12/27/2012 11:48:33 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: STJPII

“Must be the MSM.”

That is exactly what it is. Having talked to any number of people it is the constant drumbeat by the media.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 11:53:50 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: frogjerk

I blame the government in general. They created the mess.


The givernment ARE people.. its not a “thing”..
People with names and everything..

People feeding the country into the chipper..
Public servants stealing Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty BLIND..
And “he” and “she” are BLIND..


33 posted on 12/27/2012 11:56:19 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: chessplayer

So even though only 8% more low information voters blame Rs than they do Ds, Boehner is ready to fold at any time?

The Dims negotiate with brass knuckles on; the Republics use powder puffs.


34 posted on 12/27/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: chessplayer
They will initially blame the Republicans, and ask the messiah to save them. But after a few months, when Obama is unable to save the world, his people will finally see what a worthless POS he is. They will demand the Obama save them and give them some of his stash. It will be great to watch his people turn on him.
35 posted on 12/27/2012 12:07:41 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: WashingtonSource
"As time goes by more people are blaming Obama in these polls."

I keep praying the press will start to turn on him. I know, but I can dream, can't I?

36 posted on 12/27/2012 12:08:22 PM PST by redhead (America!! Remember who you are!!)
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To: Marathoner

I read history. A lot. One of the frustrating things about history is reading how a successful, prosperous and militarily strong nation will deliberately chose to squander every advantage they had on the road to ruin. Assyria, Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, China, the European states in 1914, the British Empire; all of them worked hard for success only to throw it away.

What’s more frustrating than that is to watch it happening to the country you live in, knowing full well exactly what is happening, and not being able to do a damn thing to stop it. I guess that’s why the old parable of the Golden Goose is so compelling. It’s what we do.


37 posted on 12/27/2012 12:09:22 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: chessplayer

DAMN THE POLLS, Do what is right for the USA! Pass a bill that addresses cutting spending, Tax rate reductions and throw it in the Senate’s and Obama’s lap.

Enough hand ringing already!


38 posted on 12/27/2012 12:22:15 PM PST by Rodm
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To: Cowboy Bob

They cannot now produce a Budget. There is no way to figure out what they are spending on and for what reasons.
This is like 0care you have to spend it to figure out where it went and now that it’s gone it does not matter so just spend more on every and anything and find more funds.
Simple. It’s the new economics for dummies.


39 posted on 12/27/2012 12:24:19 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: STJPII
Why is that? Must be the MSM. How can they control 2/3 of the government but get less than half the blame?

You already answered that... the darkside owns 95% of the "media" in this country.

40 posted on 12/27/2012 12:25:41 PM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: chessplayer

It is time the GOP thought of the country and not who will get the credit or blame..It looks like they have begun to do that. Let God deal with those who are evil.


41 posted on 12/27/2012 12:26:44 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: chessplayer

It is time the GOP thought of the country and not who will get the credit or blame..It looks like they have begun to do that. Let God deal with those who are evil.


42 posted on 12/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: chessplayer
This is one reason why obama and reid don't want a deal. If they go over the cliff, it's good for them and bad for the GOP.

Until the GOP gets reconstituted with men who have something other than empty bags hanging between their legs, it will not get better for them or us.

43 posted on 12/27/2012 12:28:29 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: chessplayer

If the Repubs would simply pick a position and STAND on it, they’d gain a better measure of respect. Right now, they don’t command anything beyond a smirk and a snicker, since they can’t be trusted to hold the line on... anything.


44 posted on 12/27/2012 12:39:23 PM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: henkster

Corrupt leaders in every era know that most people prefer to be ignorant and lazy and will seek that if they can find a way to reap the benefit of someone else’s sweat and tears..In every society a rare few are born with exceptional intelligence and another rare few occupy the other end of the continuum..Most people are very average, give or take a little. Don’t go looking in academia for the bright ones...Most are not there. In fact, I am betting that the geniuses among us probably have not been discovered due to political correctness. America is committing suicide and those in power now will not be remembered when all of this shakes out. I do firmly believe that something like concentration camps are being planned and every time I hear old Harry Reid accuse someone else of what he dreams of, I cringe and pray harder for my nation.


45 posted on 12/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: henkster

Corrupt leaders in every era know that most people prefer to be ignorant and lazy and will seek that if they can find a way to reap the benefit of someone else’s sweat and tears..In every society a rare few are born with exceptional intelligence and another rare few occupy the other end of the continuum..Most people are very average, give or take a little. Don’t go looking in academia for the bright ones...Most are not there. In fact, I am betting that the geniuses among us probably have not been discovered due to political correctness. America is committing suicide and those in power now will not be remembered when all of this shakes out. I do firmly believe that something like concentration camps are being planned and every time I hear old Harry Reid accuse someone else of what he dreams of, I cringe and pray harder for my nation.


46 posted on 12/27/2012 12:57:59 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: chessplayer

The big news media has most Americans under complete mind control.


47 posted on 12/27/2012 1:13:02 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: chessplayer

this illustrates that the democrats will put “party” before the benefit of the country.


48 posted on 12/27/2012 1:15:15 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: ABQHispConservative

So the GOP is *too* compromising, yet fewer blame Obama for NOT compromising?!?

I want a deal that cuts the most spending and raises the least in taxes. That’s the best approach. Is there hope for that? Obama wants the opposite.

Are the American people standing upside down?


49 posted on 12/27/2012 1:19:46 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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To: chessplayer

People with incomes from government and government-connected businesses tend to be vociferous about keeping the flow of debt going.


50 posted on 12/27/2012 3:13:03 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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