Thursday’s NBC/WSJ News poll finds a major shift among Republicans on whether or not the party should make concessions to Democrats in order to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
In April, 38 percent of Republicans favored compromise between the two parties on the budget. Now, 59 percent do — the first majority of Republicans to support compromise in NBC/WSJ polling on the issue.
Sixty-one percent of Republicans would accept higher taxes on the wealthy as part of a deal. What they are least willing to accept is giving the president the power to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. Larger military and defense cuts were also considered unpalatable by most Republicans.