Dems gain slight edge in public preference for control of Congress: poll

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When it comes to who the public would prefer to control Congress, Democrats seem to have made some slight inroads — at least according to a new Monmouth University poll released Wednesday.

Per the poll's results, 38 percent of respondents want Democrats to maintain control of Congress, while 12 percent lean that way. Meanwhile, 34 percent of respondents said they'd prefer Republicans take control of the Hill, while 9 percent reported leaning that way.

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