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Questions - Fiscal Cliff - December 20-21, 2012

Most Expect 2013 Recession With Or Without 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
Just 52% Now Want to Avoid Going Over Fiscal Cliff
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 20-21, 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* If an overall deal is reached to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, how likely is it that the U.S. economy will go into recession next year?

5* If no deal is reached, how likely is it that the U.S. economy will go into recession next year?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence