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A few days ago, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler ‏@RepHartzler

The ‘fiscal cliff’ is the President’s own making for political gain. The House passed bills last summer stopping the tax hikes & cuts! 7:12 AM – 11 Dec 12

Today, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a poll with a sample of 1,503 adults taken December 5-9, 2012. The margin of error is 2.9%.

Released: December 13, 2012

As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Democrats Have Public Opinion on Their Side


When it comes to the reaching an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, 55% say Obama is making a serious effort to work with Republicans. But just 32% say Republican leaders are making a serious effort to work with Obama on a deficit deal….

….By a 53% to 33% margin, the public sees the Republican Party, rather than the Democratic Party, as “more extreme in its positions.” Democrats, on the other hand, are seen as “more willing to work with leaders from the other party” by roughly two-to-one (53% vs. 27%)….

….And there has been no improvement in the Republican Party’s image over the past year. The job approval rating of Republican congressional leaders, which fell to just 22% in August of 2011 after the debt ceiling debate, stands virtually unchanged at 25% today. Meanwhile, the job rating for both Democratic leaders in Congress (now 40% up from 29% in August 2011) and Obama (55% up from 43%) have rebounded by double-digits….

What color is the sky in right wingnut land?