facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Poll: U.S. concerned about fiscal cliff

Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM   |   Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. residents want President Obama and congressional Republicans to compromise to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the Gallup Poll indicated Wednesday.

About two-thirds of Democrats and Republicans want both parties to compromise equally, Gallup said. About one-quarter in each group say the other party should give up more.

If there is no agreement by Jan. 1, steep hikes in tax rates, basically the end of the cuts adopted under President George W. Bush, and across-the-board cuts in federal programs would kick in. More than 80 percent of respondents said avoiding this scenario is either important or very important.

About 34 percent expect neither side to give way.

The USA Today/Gallup poll was conducted Nov. 9-12. Gallup interviewed 1,009 adults by telephone. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Pope Francis will name Spokane bishop as the next archbishop of Chicago Pope Francis will name Spokane bishop as the next archbishop of Chicago
4
Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing
5
The White House partially evacuated after disturbance UPDATED The White House partially evacuated after disturbance UPDATED
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback