Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Large Majority Want "Fiscal Cliff" Compromise

Posted Dec 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal reports that almost two-thirds of Americans say they favor a balanced deal to reduce the deficit -- consisting of both higher tax rates and cuts to key entitlement programs. In a key finding in the survey, 65% believe that congressional leaders should make compromises to deal with the budget deficit. The support for compromise is broad and wide: 68% of Democrats, 66% of Republicans and 56% of political independents support this position.

Majority Disapprove Of GOP Medicare Plan

Posted Jun 09, 2011 at 9:14 PM by Maurice Berger

A CNN/Opinion Research poll reports that 58% of Americans oppose GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare overhaul proposal; just 35% support it. Significantly, 54% of conservatives also oppose the plan. Republicans are split, with 50% opposing and 48% supporting.