CNN poll: If fiscal cliff talks fail,...

CNN poll: If fiscal cliff talks fail, Republicans will be to blame

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 27, 2012
This is a wholly expected trend. First, Pew found that the majority of Americans will blame the Republicans for what they see as the likely failure of fiscal cliff curb negotiations. In the Pew poll, it was a 53 percent majority. In a new CNN poll released today, that 53 percent has an unfavorable view of Republicans, though fewer of them, 45 percent, believe it's all going to be the GOP's if the talks fail.

There's some confusion at work in the public, if this CNN poll is to be believed. On the one hand, "seven in ten say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with Obama." And yet, "nearly half say [Obama] is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP even if he has to sacrifice some of his beliefs."

But there's one thing that's remained remarkably consistent. At least among the public, there's strong bipartisan support for tax increases being part of the mix in deal making, and for making the wealthy pay up.


Democrats questioned in the survey overwhelmingly support an agreement that has both, and six out of ten independents feel the same way. By a 52%-44% margin, Republicans also favor a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases instead of a deal that only includes spending cuts.

As for the sticking point between the parties over an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans, 56% say taxes on wealthy people should be kept high so the government can use their money for programs to help lower-income people, with 36% saying taxes on such high earners should be kept low because they invest their money in the private sector and that helps the economy and creates jobs.
If you need ever more evidence of a mandate than the election for President Obama's goal of raising taxes on the wealthy, well, here you go.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 27, 2012
If I don't find my Obamaphone. I'm gonna blame Romney.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 27, 2012
CNN has been blaming the Republicans for everything wrong in the country all along, why would this be any different?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Short term memory loss ??? So do the majority of American voters, dumb sow... LMAOROTFu~!
Capt Crunch

Black Canyon City, AZ

#5 Nov 27, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
This is a wholly expected trend. First, Pew found that the majority of Americans will blame the Republicans for what they see as the likely failure of fiscal cliff curb negotiations. In the Pew poll, it was a 53 percent majority. In a new CNN poll released today, that 53 percent has an unfavorable view of Republicans, though fewer of them, 45 percent, believe it's all going to be the GOP's if the talks fail.
There's some confusion at work in the public, if this CNN poll is to be believed. On the one hand, "seven in ten say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with Obama." And yet, "nearly half say [Obama] is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP even if he has to sacrifice some of his beliefs."
But there's one thing that's remained remarkably consistent. At least among the public, there's strong bipartisan support for tax increases being part of the mix in deal making, and for making the wealthy pay up.
Democrats questioned in the survey overwhelmingly support an agreement that has both, and six out of ten independents feel the same way. By a 52%-44% margin, Republicans also favor a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases instead of a deal that only includes spending cuts.
As for the sticking point between the parties over an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans, 56% say taxes on wealthy people should be kept high so the government can use their money for programs to help lower-income people, with 36% saying taxes on such high earners should be kept low because they invest their money in the private sector and that helps the economy and creates jobs.
If you need ever more evidence of a mandate than the election for President Obama's goal of raising taxes on the wealthy, well, here you go.
It is stil my opinion that congress should allow the economy to go over the so cslled fiscal cliff.
Sure, the media will make life a living hell for the Republicans in the House, but in the long run history will note that it happened under the rule of the jigger Hussein.
This will ensure that by the time another jigger moves to run for president, the latinos will have out populated them, and they will never have a chance to destroy the nation.Of course, the latinos don't have a stellar record of governance either, witness Spain and the South American nations, but who cares, at least there will be plenty of drugs.
Elmo

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 27, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
This is a wholly expected trend. First, Pew found that the majority of Americans will blame the Republicans for what they see as the likely failure of fiscal cliff curb negotiations. In the Pew poll, it was a 53 percent majority. In a new CNN poll released today, that 53 percent has an unfavorable view of Republicans, though fewer of them, 45 percent, believe it's all going to be the GOP's if the talks fail.
There's some confusion at work in the public, if this CNN poll is to be believed. On the one hand, "seven in ten say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with Obama." And yet, "nearly half say [Obama] is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP even if he has to sacrifice some of his beliefs."
But there's one thing that's remained remarkably consistent. At least among the public, there's strong bipartisan support for tax increases being part of the mix in deal making, and for making the wealthy pay up.
Democrats questioned in the survey overwhelmingly support an agreement that has both, and six out of ten independents feel the same way. By a 52%-44% margin, Republicans also favor a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases instead of a deal that only includes spending cuts.
As for the sticking point between the parties over an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans, 56% say taxes on wealthy people should be kept high so the government can use their money for programs to help lower-income people, with 36% saying taxes on such high earners should be kept low because they invest their money in the private sector and that helps the economy and creates jobs.
If you need ever more evidence of a mandate than the election for President Obama's goal of raising taxes on the wealthy, well, here you go.
This in your own words, troll?
I didn't think so. Shocking to see the left prepping for the blame game, shocking I say!

I think going over the cliff is good idea, cuts will be forced and rationality MIGHT force it's way into an agreement, no longer shackled by a politicians afraid of making the right decisions - for fear of losing their cush jobs.
Bobi

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Nov 27, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
If I don't find my Obamaphone. I'm gonna blame Romney.
hey where is my free money ? i have been waiting @ the mail box for several weeks, liberals told me to just vote for barry soetoro and i would start getting my FREE stuff, hey i do'nt want to work very hard for my FREE stuff, so muslim boy where is my FREE STUFF ?

this is reality in America today -
Bobi

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Nov 27, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Short term memory loss ??? So do the majority of American voters, dumb sow... LMAOROTFu~!
liberal lisa - never forget about the 58 million that did not vote muslim.

we are watching every wrong step that barry soetoro makes.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#9 Nov 27, 2012
Watching doesn't get much accomplished and lose you the last election, dumb ass... LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#10 Nov 27, 2012
Of course it will, We already have the Black, feminist caucus blaming racist for Susan Rice not getting confirmed, why shouldn't the Administration who has yet to take responsiblity for anything begin to blame someone else for their continue failures!!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#11 Nov 27, 2012
Trolls/ball sack boi<quoted text> If you can find a flux capacitor, I will travel back in time with Michael J Fox, log in to Topix, and complain about Bush, Sure! You wont catch me defending Bush. He made PLENTY of mistakes.
I have never said Bush didn't make mistakes. I will even admit that they affected Obama's presidency...

IrishMN <quoted text>
When have you ever seen me beating the drum for Bush by saying he did not start diggin us into the hole we are in?
The best thing Bush did was leave office.
We could not afford 4 more years of GWB.....

Yet, ALL of you hypocrite humper bois CRY, whenever we mention ANY Bush culpability !??? WOW ! What a pair.... Mae West would be proud of you boobs ! LMAOROTF !
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 27, 2012
IrishMN aka Smart Liberal lies every post, you know better, Slew.
REDNECK RANT

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Nov 27, 2012
Capt Crunch wrote:
<quoted text>
It is stil my opinion that congress should allow the economy to go over the so cslled fiscal cliff.
Sure, the media will make life a living hell for the Republicans in the House, but in the long run history will note that it happened under the rule of the jigger Hussein.
This will ensure that by the time another jigger moves to run for president, the latinos will have out populated them, and they will never have a chance to destroy the nation.Of course, the latinos don't have a stellar record of governance either, witness Spain and the South American nations, but who cares, at least there will be plenty of drugs.
And rest assured, it is redneck rants like yours that made people of color combine their votes to vote against white trash like yourself.

I've been waiting to say this all my life......"If you don't like it, go back where you came from!"

Ah Hahahahahaha!!!
REDNECK RANT

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 27, 2012
Bobi wrote:
<quoted text>
hey where is my free money ? i have been waiting @ the mail box for several weeks, liberals told me to just vote for barry soetoro and i would start getting my FREE stuff, hey i do'nt want to work very hard for my FREE stuff, so muslim boy where is my FREE STUFF ?
this is reality in America today -
Hey slut, obviously it's not American today if you have to ask where it is.

Ah Hahahahahaha!

White trash!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Hillary is a Hot Mess 2 hr Davycrockett 4
NFL endorses criminal-justice reform bill 3 hr Davycrockett 4
Creepy hollywood libtard harvey weinstein 3 hr The Lumber Jack 95
Libtard aaron rodgers injured 3 hr The Lumber Jack 4
Recall Senator John McCain 4 hr The Lumber Jack 1
Cowboy chrissy, space ace, LIbEralS, 6 hr Davycrockett 6
The Common Confusion (Existence Is Whole) 11 hr Space ace 4

Minneapolis Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages