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If we go over the fiscal cliff, guess who will get the blame

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference November 14, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama said Wednesday he was ready to work closely with opposition Republicans on a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, with hopes for a deal before January 1. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

If you guessed "George W. Bush," you're on the right track...

If you guessed "those darn obstructionist Republicans," you're getting warmer...

Via WaPo:

A majority of Americans say that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, congressional Republicans should bear the brunt of the blame, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll, the latest sign that the GOP faces a perilous path on the issue between now and the end of the year.

While 53 percent of those surveyed say the GOP would (and should) lose the fiscal cliff blame game, just 27 percent say President Obama would be deserving of more of the blame. Roughly one in 10 (12 percent) volunteer that both sides would be equally to blame.

This could be some potential bad news for Republicans since 49% of those polled expect the December 31 deadline to pass without a deal, while just 40% have faith that politicians in Washington can agree on something.

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