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51 percent of Americans doubt that a fiscal cliff deal will be reached

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Most Americans are worried about the fiscal cliff, don’t believe a compromise will be reached and say the broad spending cuts and tax increases will have a negative effect on both the general economy and their personal finances. However, Americans are split along party lines as to who’s to blame for the crisis. Republicans are more likely to blame President Obama for the mess, while independents and Democrats say the Republicans in Congress are at fault.