Obama: Public is 'sold' on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal - TheHill.com"The American people are sold," he said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."
Obama said 80 percent of Americans are on his side in the debate over what to include in the debt package. Voters are paying attention to "who seems to be trying to get something done," the president said. "It's going to be in the interests of everybody who wants to serve in this town to make sure they are on the right side of that impression."
Come now, 80%? That's a hell of a platform for 2012 "80% of you want more taxes, so I'm gonna give em to you!"
I guess he was speaking off Teleprompter again.