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Poll: Americans Want GOP Congress, Not Obama, to Set National Agenda

The ball, as the saying goes, is now solidly in the GOP's court.
Photograph by Bloomberg

Times have changed. A new Gallup poll finds that a large majority of Americans would like the Republican-controlled Congress, rather than President Obama, to set the direction for the country in the coming year, a marked change from 2012, when a slim majority said they preferred for Obama to guide the agenda. 

"Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year—Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?" Gallup asked 828 U.S. adults.