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Poll: Americans Want GOP in Charge of Congress

Sunday, 03 Aug 2014 02:28 PM

By Greg Richter

More Americans want to see Republicans maintain control of the House — and they want the GOP to take over the Senate — in November's midterm elections, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.

According to those responding, 43 percent want to see Republicans running both houses of Congress, with 41 percent in favor of Democrats running both chambers. The results fall within the poll's margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.

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Those polled also were asked whether they thought Congress had been productive or unproductive in its current session. Almost three-quarters said Congress had been unproductive, with 50 percent saying it had been very unproductive.

Nineteen percent said Congress has been productive, with 3 percent saying it has been very productive.

NBC News reported that the current Congress is on track to become the least productive in the modern era. The statistics used are based on the number of bills signed into law.

Though most polled wanted to see Republicans running things on Capitol Hill, more respondents identified themselves as Democrats. Twenty-six percent identified as soft Democrats, and 19 percent as strong Democrats. Twenty-four percent called themselves soft Republicans, and 18 percent strong Republicans.

The poll was conducted July 28-31 and involved 634 registered voters.

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