Fiscal Cliff

Poll: 48 Percent Doubtful Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Be Reached

Half still confident it will


A new poll finds the public's fears over the looming "fiscal cliff" growing, as the year-end deadline for a deficit deal nears.

Fifty percent of those surveyed in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday believe President Obama and lawmakers will reach an agreement to avoid January's set of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.  Forty-eight percent are doubtful a deal will be reached in time.