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CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll

Clinton, GOP both blamed
for continuing budget deadlock

CNN/USA-Today/Gallup Poll

Interviews with 1,000 adult Americans conducted December 15-18, 1995.

Clinton has made significant political headway on the budget. In July, 48 percent preferred the Republican approach to budget issues; 42 percent preferred Clinton's approach. Today, 52 percent say they prefer Clinton's approach to the budget debate; just 38 percent choose the GOP approach. In general, Clinton also appears to have an advantage over the Republican leaders in Congress. Forty-four percent say the policies proposed by the GOP leadership on the budget and other matters would move the country in the right direction; 44 percent say those policies would move the country in the wrong direction. But 51 percent say that Clinton's policies on the budget and other matters would move the country in the right direction; 39 percent say Clinton would move the country in the wrong direction.







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