Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans don’t like the fiscal-cliff deal, but two-thirds of Democrats do
Gallup sees a MIXED VERDICT:
Americans are split over how they view the fiscal cliff compromise, with more Republicans being unsatisfied than Democrats, according to a recent poll.
Overall, 45 percent say they disapprove of the Congress-approved plan to avert going over the cliff and 43 percent approve, accordingto a Gallup poll Friday. The rest are unsure.
Among GOP participants: 27 percent approved the deal; 65 percent disapprove; the rest have no opinion. Among Dems: 67 percent approve; 23 percent disapprove; the rest have no opinion.
How’d they think political leaders handled it? For President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, pretty good. But bad news for Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Of Obama: 48 percent disapprove, 46 percent approve of his handling; of Biden: 42 percent disapprove, 40 percent approve; Boehner: 50 percent disapprove, 31 percent approve; Reid: 48 percent disapprove, 27 percent approve.