Poll: Republicans will be blamed if there's no "fiscal cliff" deal

A Pew survey also finds that Americans are not optimistic about the budget negotiations

Jillian Rayfield
December 4, 2012 9:51PM (UTC)

Another Pew Survey finds that most Americans would lay the blame on Republicans if no "fiscal cliff" deal is reached by the end of the year.

The poll finds that 53 percent say Republicans in Congress would be blamed, which represents no change from the last time the same question was asked November 11. 27 percent say President Obama would be to blame, down from 29 percent last time.


Only 40 percent of those surveyed have any faith that a deal will be reached at all, with 49 percent saying there won't be a deal.

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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