Congress and President Obama continue to remain at odds on how best to reduce the federal deficit — causing the automatic spending cuts referred to as the sequester to start taking effect last Friday.
A CBS News Poll conducted as the sequester cuts were about to begin finds that most (53 percent) percent say they personally will be affected by the cuts in the sequester. In addition, most Americans want to cut spending and raise taxes to reduce the deficit.
More Americans blame the Republicans in Congress more for the difficulty in reaching agreement on spending cuts by the deadline. But both sides are urged to compromise. [cont.]