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POLL: More than half prefer Congress take lead in setting policy

Who do you want to see take the lead role in setting policy for the country––Barack Obama or the Congress?

Congress 52% Barack Obama 39% Shared/equal role 4% Neither 3% Not sure 2%
Source: NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Date conducted: 11/11/2010 - 11/15/2010
Sample: 1,000 adults
Margin of error: +/- 3.1% pts

According to This Poll

More than half -- 52 percent -- of those surveyed in a NBC News/Wall St. Journal poll say they prefer Congress take the lead role in setting policy for the country. Thirty-nine percent say they prefer President Obama take the lead.

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