The Fiscal Cliff Power Broker Monitor tracks the sentiments of influential government and business leaders about the likelihood of achieving a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

The monitor scores public comments of administration officials, congressional Democrats and Republicans as well as business leaders. Every public comment on the fiscal cliff reported by Bloomberg First Word is scored on a scale of -2 (very pessimistic) to +2 (very optimistic); each is included in a moving average of the past four comments for each category of power broker.

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