WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – When it comes to dealing with the austerity crisis facing Washington politicians, a majority of Americans are lining up their support behind President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

According to the Q Poll, by a 53-36 percent margin, Americans trust President Obama and Democrats more than Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff” or austerity crisis. Forty-eight percent said the president and Congress can and will reach an agreement to avert the tax increases and spending cuts.

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Most Americans favor spending cuts and limiting tax deductions in broad terms, but when it came to details, voters were quick to oppose most changes.

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According to the Q Poll, 67 percent opposed eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction, but favored limiting the deduction to the first $500,000 of mortgage debt and eliminating the deduction for second homes.

A plurality supported raising the tax on capital gains and roughly two-thirds said the best way to reduce the deficit is through a combination of tax increases and spending cuts.

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But, according to the poll, 70 percent opposed cutting Medicaid spending, 51 percent opposed gradually raising the age for Medicare eligibility, and 55 percent opposed cuts in military spending.