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President Obama's proposal to temporarily delay the sequester represents the third time in just over a month that Washington is looking to put a Band Aid over its fiscal wounds.

"How is Kimye supposed to afford a baby now?"

Voters offer a decidedly mixed verdict on the last-minute budget deal that pushed off the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but two principals -- President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner -- both improved their cross-party appeal after the bargain, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

  • Jon Cohen and Aaron Blake
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  • Jan 8, 2013
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The good news for the president is that the public views him as the winner in the battle over the "fiscal cliff." The bad news is that they don't like the resulting deal very much.

"Congress has approved some version of this 'fiscal cliff' bill thing. It's going to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Boy, first the election, now this. That Mitt Romney -- he just can't catch a break."

The governor is clearly miffed, but he's also picking a fight with a badly wounded opponent.

Ryan goes with the party establishment, while Rubio plays to the party's grassroots base.

The path to sidestepping the painful package of automatic across-the-board cuts, however, was rocky at best. Of course, out of unhappiness -- or at least heavy public scrutiny of partisan rancor -- come political lessons.

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