Fiscal cliff attitudes, Post-Pew poll Nov. 8-11, 2012

In this poll:

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Poll Questions

Q: How well do you feel you understand what would happen if these automatic spending cuts and tax increases were to go into effect in January?

Q: If these automatic spending cuts and tax increases go into effect, do you think they would have a major effect, minor effect or no effect on the U.S. economy?

Q: And would the effect on the U.S. economy be mostly positive or mostly negative? (Results based on all respondents)

Q: If these automatic spending cuts and tax increases go into effect, do you think they would have a major effect, minor effect or no effect on your personal financial situation?

Q: And would the effect on your personal financial situation be mostly positive or mostly negative? (Results based on all respondents)

Q: Do you think President Obama and Republicans in Congress will reach an agreement to prevent automatic spending cuts and tax increases from going into effect before January 1st, or not?

Q: If an agreement is not reached, who do you think would be more to blame: (the Republicans in Congress) or (President Obama)? (Options randomized)

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