Skip to comments.Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll
Posted on 12/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PST by John W
(Reuters) - Americans blame Republicans in Congress more than congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama for the current "fiscal cliff" crisis, as the deadline approaches for action to avert big tax increases and spending cuts, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.
When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress, 16 percent blamed Obama and 6 percent pointed to Democrats in Congress. The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."
The big news media has most Americans under complete mind control. The news media are marxists/democrats/liberals
I do not care who the poll responders blame.
I blame them for Obama
I find it funny that all these organizations that say the American people blame the GOP for the “fiscal cliff” are part of the MSM liberal Cabal.
If these folks are too stupid to realize who is to blame, they deserve what’s coming to them.
No surprise here. Bonehead was the face of the cliff for weeks.
He was so out front on TV everyday, while Reid and Obama hid.
Americans may not know the details, but Boneheads over exposure
became the face of the cliff. No surprise Americans blame the GOP.
Failures during Bush White House and Democrat House and Senate: Bush gets blamed.
Failures during Obama White House and Democrat Senate and House: Bush still blamed.
Failures during Obama White House and Democrat Senate and GOP House: GOP gets blamed.
It is all clear now.
CUT SPENDING!! CREATE JOBS !!
Those are the only ways we can ever balance the books.
Goes to show that folks are fed up with all of the above politicos.
“The big news media has most Americans under complete mind control. The news media are marxists/democrats/liberals”
All true,but the big story that all seem to have forgotten is that Obama won through fraud.
All seem to just accept the same news story that he won. He corrupted the system and the media propagates the story.
We live in a media corrupt society. Believe nothing these liars in the media tell you. They are all complicit.
Republicans are 100% to blame. If it weren’t for them, the democrats would have repealed the debt ceiling entirely, and would not have to worry about spending limits at all. It is all that fiscal sanity that is to blame.
Yup. Agree 100%. Screw ‘em.
Who cares? People voted for a divided government. That is what they got.
I hope they do little if anything. Everyone needs skin in this game. Tax and cut. That’ll be interesting.
The Republicans spend millions each year on media and communications consultants and are still completely inept at getting their message out and countering the Dem lies. Lots of overpaid, incompetent, Republican hacks.
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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:59:53 PM by STJPII
Another poll, timed to coincide with today’s Rasmussen poll and with Obama’s return from his Hawaii vacation. All of them orchestrated to shape public opinion in favor of Obama.
That fairly well covers it, Laz.
Lets see 16 % blame Obama, 6% blame Democrats, and 31% blame all of the above. That means 53% do not blame Republicans.
27% blamed Republicans
53% and 27% leaves 20% that never voted at all. and yet they reach the conclusion that “AMERICANS” blame REpublicans for the cliff.
Well a-holes I am an American and I know who to blame.
There is plenty of blame to go around and it starts with the idiot that thought up this cliff BS in the first place instead of just denying Obama permission to raise the debt limit. Who signed this into law. OBAMA.
NOWHERE do they (Media) even SUGGEST cutting back on SPENDING....it's not "Fair" that someone who works has MORE than the slugs who have NEVER worked, and have lived off HANDOUTS their entire lives.
Elections have consequences and the dem voters are about to reap those consequences. I hope they enjoy it.
they dont want to cut spending because they and their pals are skimming zillions of dollars from all the spending ... (and since they won’t even pass a budget there’s no beginning point for any potential future audit).
(also a small portion of the spending buys them votes so they can keep skimming off the big bucks)
so they won’t cut spending.
they don’t want to let business recover and create real jobs for people because... this way they have several extra millions of people on the dole... dependent on them...
which translates into more votes for more of the same.
this is what is meant by our “having past the tipping point” in Obama’s “transformation” of America
prepare thyself for at least 4 more years of hard times
“Goes to show that folks are fed up with all of the above politicos.”
Yet they elected the same people to the same offices, so they can’t be to fed up.
On the Ship of Fools.
There are a lot of party hacks who are incompetent, yes, absolutely true. But there are also examples of where the sheeple were given a clear, unambiguous choice between government dependence and free stuff, and individual liberty and self-reliance. The sheeple chose the government dependency. They wanted their "free" stuff, Obamaphones, Obamabucks, Obamacare. My only hope is that when what these people voted for crashes the system, they will be hurt worse than the rest of us, who maybe can see it coming and plan ahead.
Well it is never too late to learn!
Me too! I cannot worry about what the uninformed drones say.
This election proves half of America is blatantly stupid.
Agree, but there were not the votes for it. Nor are there the votes to make them permanent now.
IOW, 27% will blame the GOP if they prevent Obama from borrowing, printing, and spending to pay for the freebies he promised them.