Poll: More Americans Blame Republicans For Fiscal Cliff Impasse<quoted text>
Translation: Obama and the Democrats want tax increases, but have no intention of reducing spending. In fact, they plan to increase spending by more than any tax increase, further expanding the deficit.
A new poll from CNN/ORC shows that President Obama remains Teflon despite the fact that he designed the upcoming fiscal cliff to speculation. Even though Obama insisted on massive defense cuts and huge tax increases as the two alternative parts of the fiscal cliff, the American public will apparently blame Republicans if the fiscal cliff isn’t stopped. A full 45% of respondents said they would blame Congressional Republicans – even though the Democrats control the Senate – while just 34% would blame President Obama.
The public, by and large, sees Republicans as obstructionist.
Translation: the Republicans won't get what they want.