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New Poll Suggests Democrats May Regain Some Control

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Half of registered voters want a Democratic-controlled Congress, according to a new poll, signaling a competitive 2018 midterm election season in which Democrats will aim to gain back control of both chambers of Congress.

Fifty percent of registered voters say they would prefer Democrats control Congress, while 39 want Republicans in charge, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday. The findings mark the biggest congressional preference for Democrats in the poll since 2008, when Barack Obama was elected President and the party made gains in both the House and Senate, NBC News reported.

The poll comes on the heels of the Alabama Senate race, where Democrat Doug Jones pulled out a surprising victory over Republican Roy Moore. A Democrat had not won in Alabama in about a quarter century, and Democrats see the victory as a promising sign going into 2018.

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