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Fiscal cliff attitudes, Post-Pew poll Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 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? (From prior question: automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would take effect in January unless the President and Congress act)

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?

No opinion

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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