Obama Holds Most Cards in Cliff Talks, But With No Mandate – and Risks Aplenty

President Obama holds most of the cards in fiscal cliff negotiations with the Republican leaders of Congress, with more Americans approving of his handling of the talks and more prepared to blame the GOP if the brinksmanship fails.

But another factor constrains the president: His lack of a mandate in the public’s mind. [cont.]

Gary Langer, ABC News