Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 26, 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 Congress and the president fail to reach a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” who is more to blame – the president for not going far enough on spending cuts or congressional Republicans for not going far enough on tax increases?
5* If a deal is reached to avoid the fiscal cliff will taxes still go up on the middle class in 2013?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence