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December 06, 2012

Voters warming to Obama, confident fiscal cliff will be averted

A new Quinnipiac poll shows a somewhat upbeat American public, as President Barack Obama enjoys his best approval rating in three years.

The survey found voters also trust Democrats more than Republicans to avert the fiscal cliff. The Bush era tax cuts expire Dec. 31, and across the board spending cuts take effect Jan. 2, unless lawmakers act.

By a 48 - 43 percent percent margin, voters think an agreement will be reached to avoid the cliff.

And they don't mind higher taxes on the wealthy. By a 65-31 margin, they support higher taxes on households earning more than $250,000 a year.

To read more: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1821





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