19% Would Blame Obama, 24% Would Blame Republicans if Talks on Fiscal Cliff Fail

56% would blame both

70% of Democrats, 59% of Republicans say there should be compromises made

NBC reported:
An overwhelming majority of Americans want Congress and the Obama White House to reach a deal featuring both tax increases and spending cuts to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

In fact, majorities of Democrats, Republicans and political independents each support such a deal.

Yet respondents are split over whether any kind of agreement can be reached, and nearly seven in 10 believe that the coming year will feature Democrats and Republicans in Congress showing little willingness to come to an agreement on important matters.

Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff, says the public is sending this one-word message to Washington: compromise.
Video from NBC Nightly. Chuck Todd on the new poll

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