A new CNN poll shows that more Americans would blame Republicans if the country went off the fiscal cliff rather than President Obama.

45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama.

But Republicans might have a political opportunity if they can convince Americans that President Obama is not working to cooperate with Republicans.

According to CNN, nearly half say Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP.