Public not crazy about fiscal cliff deal

January 8, 2013

Overall, 44 percent of all registered voters say they approve of the "fiscal cliff" deal, stuck on New Year’s day, with about as many — 42 percent — disapproving. More than one in eight voters express no opinion on the subject.

But the two sides remain deeply divided: 67 percent of Democratic voters approve of the overall deal; 68 percent of Republican voters disapprove. Sentiment is particularly strong on the extremes, with 71 percent of liberal Democrats in favor and 74 percent of conservative Republicans opposed.

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