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Poll: More would blame Congress for cuts

A new Washington Post-Pew poll finds more Americans would blame congressional Republicans than President Obama, 45-32 percent, if the sequester cuts aren't halted before Friday's deadline.

While 60 percent said the cuts would have a major effect on the nation's economy, only 30 percent of Americans thought the cuts would have a major impact on their personal finances, and 40 percent said it would have a minor effect on them. The Fix noted that the majority of the pubic isn't paying close attention to the sequester. 

Attitudes are different in at least one state where the cuts could hit hard: 38 percent of Marylanders said the sequester would have a major effect on their finances and 78 percent said the cuts would have a negative effect on the state's economy.

Natalie Jennings is a senior producer for Washington Post Video.

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