Americans' previous bright outlook on leaders resolving the year-end fiscal cliff has plunged in recent days, and a new Gallup poll suggests that they place most of their early blame on Republican leaders in Congress.
Only 26 percent of voters approve of the job Congressional Republicans are doing in handling fiscal cliff negotiations, down 3 percent from a week ago. At the same time, President Barack Obama's approval rating on the fiscal cliff has soared from 48 percent a week ago to 54 percent today.
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