After divisive election, voters support balanced approach to budget crisis

… A balanced approach to solving the deficit problem, which focuses on raising taxes as well as cutting major programs, is popular among American voters overall. …

But although there is general support for a balanced approach, an agreement on the details of revenue increases and program cuts may be harder to come by. On specifics, Obama and Mitt Romney supporters remain divided, not only by policy preferences, but by deep divides on values, particularly the role of government programs. [cont.]

Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute (Washington Post)