Everyone is falling all over themselves to get people to blame "the other guys" for the hardships that will follow falling off the fiscal cliff. So who's more likely to win? Let's look at the numbers. The latest poll indicates 48% think we will go off the cliff. 50% believe we will not. 54% approve of Obama's handling of the negotiations. Harry Reid gets a 34% approval mark for his role in the negotiations. Boehner is at 26% approval for his part in the negotiations. 68% want to see lawmakers compromise. 22% want to see them "stick to their guns." Democrats in Congress get a 45% approval rating on the issue. Congressional Republicans get a 26% approval rating for their efforts. The numbers seem to suggest that the GOP will bear the brunt of the blame (although I personally believe their will be plenty to go around for everyone). Coming off a poor showing at the ballot boxes, can the Republicans afford - politically - to stay out of the process? Or to allow the cliff dive?