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Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll
Reuters ^ | December 27, 2012 | Reuters

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blame; cliff; doom; poll
To repeat:

The largest percentage - 31 percent - blamed "all of the above."

1 posted on 12/27/2012 1:16:54 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

The big news media has most Americans under complete mind control. The news media are marxists/democrats/liberals


2 posted on 12/27/2012 1:20:02 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: John W

I do not care who the poll responders blame.

I blame them for Obama


3 posted on 12/27/2012 1:20:33 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: John W

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.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 1:22:48 PM PST by rocksblues (Being a Liberal means never having to mean it when you apologize.)
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To: rocksblues

If these folks are too stupid to realize who is to blame, they deserve what’s coming to them.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 1:24:28 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: John W

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.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 1:24:38 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: John W

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.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 1:26:00 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: John W
The tax cuts should have been made permanent....

CUT SPENDING!! CREATE JOBS !!

Those are the only ways we can ever balance the books.

8 posted on 12/27/2012 1:27:01 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: John W

Goes to show that folks are fed up with all of the above politicos.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 1:27:36 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Democrat_media

“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.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 1:29:33 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: John W

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.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 1:31:54 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Miles the Slasher

Yup. Agree 100%. Screw ‘em.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 1:34:22 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: John W

Who cares? People voted for a divided government. That is what they got.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 1:34:45 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

I hope they do little if anything. Everyone needs skin in this game. Tax and cut. That’ll be interesting.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 1:40:26 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: HarleyD
These people just didn't walk into power, they were elected. People voted for them. They are getting the government they voted for. If anyone is to “blame”, it is the voters who put these people in power and now complain about them. Obama is simply the Prince of Fools. The majority of the electorate voted for him, so now they're stuck with him. The voters need to understand that in a Republic, they ultimately hold the keys to power by sending these people to Washington. I know the 47% of us who didn't vote for Odumbo will suffer just as much as the idiot 51% who did vote for him, but maybe if those 51% suffer in some manner for their stupid choice, they will learn their lesson. Doubtful, I know.
15 posted on 12/27/2012 1:43:02 PM PST by chimera
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To: chimera

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.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 1:52:07 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: John W

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2972686/posts


17 posted on 12/27/2012 1:53:35 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: John W

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.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 1:56:15 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: John W
My response.
19 posted on 12/27/2012 1:57:35 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

That fairly well covers it, Laz.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 2:00:40 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

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.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 2:09:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: John W

Wanna bet?


22 posted on 12/27/2012 2:12:15 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: John W
There is no "Fiscal Cliff"....there's handout after handout to buy votes, take Private Sector businesses, and then have the State-Run-Media trumpet the Talking Points that blame it all on Rich Republicans who won't "share" their income with the low-lifes and sex deviates that ARE the Democrat Voterbase.

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.

23 posted on 12/27/2012 2:15:41 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: John W

Elections have consequences and the dem voters are about to reap those consequences. I hope they enjoy it.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 2:23:35 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.
and
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


25 posted on 12/27/2012 2:26:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Biggirl

“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.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 2:27:11 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: chimera
"Obama is simply the Prince of Fools."

On the Ship of Fools.

27 posted on 12/27/2012 2:27:46 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: littleharbour
Not to mention candidates who stuck their feet in their mouths exactly at the wrong time (e.g., Akin and Mourdock). We can't win if we run candidates who are right on the issues but say stupid things to a press who is out for their blood anyway.

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.

28 posted on 12/27/2012 2:35:22 PM PST by chimera
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To: John W
Well, in a sense, the Republicans are to “blame”. Obama told us that his prescription to fix the ailing economy was a $ trillion spending in “stimulus”. America took the medicine. For four years. It had almost no positive effect on the economy. The Republicans tried to pressure Obama to cut spending by holding up raising the debt ceiling. In order to get the debt ceiling raised, Obama, and true enough, the Republicans created a ‘doomsday’ device now known as the fiscal cliff. It was thought that that would bring a meaningful conversation on spending reduction. So, the Republicans are responsible for creating the fiscal cliff. Obama, of course is responsible for going over it, because, secretly, he wants to.
29 posted on 12/27/2012 2:45:17 PM PST by fhayek
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To: CSM

Well it is never too late to learn!


30 posted on 12/27/2012 2:57:42 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: shalom aleichem

Me too! I cannot worry about what the uninformed drones say.

This election proves half of America is blatantly stupid.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: Sacajaweau
The tax cuts should have been made permanent....

Agree, but there were not the votes for it. Nor are there the votes to make them permanent now.

32 posted on 12/27/2012 3:11:21 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: John W
When asked who they believed to be more responsible for the "fiscal cliff" situation, 27 percent blamed Republicans in Congress

IOW, 27% will blame the GOP if they prevent Obama from borrowing, printing, and spending to pay for the freebies he promised them.

33 posted on 12/27/2012 4:36:08 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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