Gallup: More Republicans, independents want cliff compromise

The findings come a day after President Obama and Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate MORE (R-Ohio) — the two key figures in cliff discussions — met at the White House, and on the same day staff-level talks between the two offices continued.

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John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate MORE and other top House Republicans have offered $800 billion in fresh revenues as part of a deal, but are drawing the line at tax rate increases. 

Obama has been pushing for $1.6 trillion in revenue, and said a rate increase for the wealthy has to be part of any deal. Republicans have also said that the administration is not offering enough spending cuts in their proposals.

The Gallup survey found that around seven in 10 Democrats are calling for compromise, around the same as last week. 

Six in 10 also believe that a cliff solution will be reached before the start of 2013.