Here's almost a definition of a successful compromise:
A slender 11 percent of those polled back all four of the deal's primary tax provisions: an across-the-board extension of Bush-era tax cuts, additional jobless benefits, a payroll tax holiday and a $5 million threshold for inheritance taxes. Just 38 percent support even two of the components.
But put all four items together, and 69 percent of all Americans support the package ... In the poll, 69 percent of liberal Democrats support the agreement, which Obama has called a framework for legislation.
Are the Dems really dumb enough to vote against this?