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Poll: 50% Say Midterm Outcome Won't Fix Economy

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Exactly half of Americans say that Democrats or Republicans in control of Congress won't make much of a difference in improving the economy, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Survey finds.

That's compared with 25 percent who believe the economy will improve if Republicans control Congress, and another 23 percent who believe it will improve if Democrats are in charge.

The survey also shows that 45 percent of voters say the economy and jobs will be most important in determining their vote in November -- followed by health care at 20 percent, education at 15 percent, foreign policy at 7 percent and the federal deficit at 6 percent.

Consistent with other polls, the NBC/WSJ/Annenberg Survey finds more opposing the health-care law than supporting it: 38 percent say the law is a good idea, versus 49 percent who view it as a bad idea.

The NBC/WSJ/Annenberg Survey was conducted June 2-8 of 1,031 registered voters.

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