I understand where this article is coming from to a point I agree. However, if there's one thing we learned in the election it's that Republican poll pundits get it all wrong. What I see is NOT 89% of the people want spending cuts if taxes go up on the rich. I see 99% of the people who will blame Republicans if taxes go up on the middle class and who will assure that no Republican will ever again have a chance at being elected. I think it's time for the Republican leadership to realize that we did not receive a mandate in the election, the democrats did. This inability to back off the party position just makes us all look greedy, and as we know, image is everything. The cost is too great for this silliness to continue.