Article posted: 12/5/2012 8:58 PM

How Americans stand on 'fiscal cliff' issues

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by the House GOP leadership, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, following a closed-door GOP strategy session. From left are, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, Boehner, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Washington Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.


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Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Fewer than half the Republicans polled favor continuing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.
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