More people trust President Obama than Republican congressional leaders when it comes to the "fiscal cliff," but the path forward may be treacherous for both sides. The public clearly wants a balanced approach to spending cuts and tax increases, and most want both sides to do more than they have to seek compromise. Read related article.

SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 13 to 16, 2012, among a random sample of 1002 adults. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post December 18, 2012
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