Some polls taken prior to the "fiscal cliff" resolution found that Americans were preparing to cast more blame on Republicans for a fiscal cliff failure.
And despite the deal hammered out Jan. 1, a new poll suggests one Republican still emerged unfavorably from negotiations.
House Speaker John Boehner drew a 51 percent disapproval rating and a 31 percent approval rating for his handling of the fiscal cliff deal from Americans surveyed Jan. 2-6 in a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday morning. Among registered voters, Boehner received a 56 percent disapproval and 30 percent approval rating.
President Barack Obama received a 52 percent approval and 37 percent disapproval rating for his handling of the compromise, which raised taxes on households earning more than $450,000, among other changes.
More Americans surveyed approved of the resolution than disapproved, but support was far from overwhelming. Forty-five percent of Americans surveyed expressed support for the deal and 38 percent disapproved.