Poll: Half want Dems to control Congress after 2018

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Half of Americans say they want Democrats to control Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday.

Fifty percent of those surveyed said they want Democrats to control the legislative branch, while 42 percent said they want Republicans to retain control of Congress.

It’s the first time either party has reached the 50 percent threshold on the question since 2008, NBC noted.


Republicans have swept four contested House special elections this year, boosting President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and congressional Republicans’s agenda. Democrats, meanwhile, have seen a surge of candidates running for the House since Trump entered office.

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Trump’s approval rating in the newest poll has stayed steady at 40 percent, while 55 percent continue to disapprove of the job he is doing.

The survey of 900 adults was conducted June 17-20 and has a margin of error of 3.27 percentage points.

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