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More Prefer Democrats to Control Congress: NBC News/WSJ Poll

by Mark Murray /
A microphone stands over a podium on the west Capitol platform where President Barack Obama will take the oath of office during his second inauguration on January 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Preparations continued ahead of Monday's historic event, which is expected to draw more than half a million people. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)John Moore / Getty Images

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Democrats hold a four-point lead in which party American voters want to control Congress, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Forty-seven percent of registered voters prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 43 percent prefer a GOP-controlled one.

In June, the parties were tied on this question, 46 percent to 46 percent, though Democrats held a four-point edge in May.

Republicans currently control both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted of 800 registered voters from July 31-Aug. 3, and it has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.

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