The fiscal cliff has quickly risen to the forefront of the minds of many Americans. And recent polls indicate that they want their leaders to work together to address the cliff, but are skeptical that will happen.
According to a Gallup/USA Today poll, 82% of respondents say that it is “extremely” or “very” important that Congress and the President agree to a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. At the same time, 68% in the same poll say that both parties should compromise equally to get a deal done. Meanwhile, a Pew Research Center/Washington Post poll finds that only 38% believe that Congress and the President will reach an agreement.
The Pew poll also indicated that many Americans believe that the fiscal cliff will have a major effect on their personal as well as the nation’s finances. Indeed, few Americans will be spared from some form of impact if we go over the fiscal cliff.
We can beat the odds. The Fix the Debt Campaign is bringing Americans from all backgrounds together to encourage policymakers to replace the fiscal cliff with a smart, comprehensive debt reduction plan.
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