When it comes to reaching an agreement to avoid the cliff, 55% say the president is making a serious effort to work with Republicans. But just 32% say Republican leaders are making a serious effort to work with Obama on a deficit deal.
Around 25% approve of the way Republican leaders in Congress are doing their jobs, while 40% approve of Democratic leaders' job performance. And the GOP's lead negotiator, House Speaker John Boehner, is viewed more unfavorably (40%) than favorably (28%).
This latest national poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press surveyed 1,503 adults.