Poll: Two-thirds expect Congress to act like "spoiled children"

In the upcoming budget negotiations

By Jillian Rayfield
Published November 26, 2012 1:46PM (EST)

A national survey conducted by CNN/ORC finds that most Americans don't have high expectations for Congress in the looming budget showdown, with two-thirds of respondents saying they expect lawmakers to act like "spoiled children," not "responsible adults," during the negotiations.

77 percent of those surveyed also said they believe they would be personally impacted if the country is allowed to go off the "fiscal cliff" - but if that happens, 45 percent said they would blame Congressional Republicans, as opposed to 34 percent who would blame Obama.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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