The sequester will go into effect Friday, triggering $85 billion dollars in federal spending cuts, and the polls show the majority of Americans do not want that to happen.
A new Bloomberg News poll finds that 54% of respondents are in favor of postponing the sequester and allowing the economy more time to recovery. Another 40% of respondents are on the other side of the debate, saying that Congress should make cuts now to combat the federal budget deficit.
How is all this affecting approval ratings? NBC News deputy political editor Domenico Montanaro told msnbc's Alex Witt on Saturday that Democrats have the advantage over Republicans and President Obama is going to keep fighting the public relations battle to make sure that he wins.