National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 14-15, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’?
2* If Congress and the president do not act, tax increases and government spending cuts totaling more than $500 billion will go into effect on January 1. Should Congress and the president stop the tax increases and spending cuts from going into effect?
3* Regardless of what you think should happen, how likely is it
that Congress and the president will agree on a plan to stop the tax increases
and spending cuts from going into effect?
4* President Obama has said he wants taxes raised on upper-income Americans as part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Is the president willing to accept a deal that includes both his tax increases and significant cuts in government spending or will the president insist on tax increases but no spending cuts?
5* Congressional Republicans say significant cuts in government spending must be part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Are congressional Republicans willing to accept a deal that includes both their spending cuts and the president’s tax increases or will congressional Republicans insist on spending cuts but no tax increases?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence