Democrats hold a 12-point lead among registered voters, giving their party hope it can retake control of the House and Senate in this November's midterm elections, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
"Americans are hitting the brake in a midterm, and trying to send the signal that they're not satisfied," Republican pollster at Hart Research Associates, Bill McInturff, who conducted the bipartisan polling with Democrats, told NBC News.
The poll found 52 percent of registered voters prefer a Democrat majority in Congress, compared to 40 percent preferring a Republican-held legislature. That 12-point edge increased from 8 percentage points in the August edition of the poll.
Almost 60 percent would like to see change — "a great deal of change" or "quite a bit of change" — and that includes 61 percent of Independents and even 33 percent of Republicans, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reported.
"The public is clearly saying, once again, they want to shake up the status quo," Democratic pollster Fred Yang added to NBC News.
The poll is far more favorable to the Trump administration on the state of the economy, setting a 17-year high with 69 percent of American voters "very" or "somewhat" satisfied, according to the report.
The poll surveyed 900 registered voters and 594 likely voters, between Sept. 16-19, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 points for registered voters and 4.0 points for likely voters.
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