Correction: An early version of this story incorrectly said that a Pew poll was taken last week. It was actually done Nov. 8-11.
The battle over the looming spending cuts and tax increases known as the "fiscal cliff" begins this week where it ended last week — deadlocked. While there is no agreement on how lawmakers should work out the details of a compromise, there is widespread consensus that a deal must get done for the good of the country.
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