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Poll: Most say Obama won 'fiscal cliff' talks

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(THE HILL) — A majority of the public believes President Obama was the political victor in “fiscal cliff” negotiations with Republicans, according to a Pew Research survey released Monday.

In the poll, 57 percent said Obama got more of what he wanted from the final deal, while only 20 percent said Republicans got more of what they sought.

In addition, 48 percent said they approved of Obama’s handling of the negotiations, compared to 19 percent who said they approved of the job Republican leaders did.

However, the public has a negative view of the fiscal-cliff legislation overall, with a majority — 52 percent — saying they believed the agreement would hurt them personally, against 30 percent saying they believed it would help them.


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