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What percentage of Americans believe President Obama won the fiscal-cliff standoff and got what he wanted?

57% of Americans believe President Obama won the fiscal-cliff standoff  and got what he wanted. 48% approve of how he handled the negotiations, while 19% approve of the job Republicans did.Pew Research Center

74% of Republicans say the country’s best days are behind us, while 24% say they’re still ahead. 69% of Democrats say America’s best days are ahead rather than in the past (28%).Gallup poll

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