Question twelve of the NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll asks whether voters want a Congress controlled by Republicans or by Democrats...

Republican-controlled Congress....... 33
Democrat-controlled Congress ......... 52

That's the largest gap since the budget shutdown in 1995. It's up four points from two months ago, and it's higher than the 15 point margin that Democrats held when they took back control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. It’s also by far the highest margin for either party in the 13 years of data available from previous polls. No guarantee that the number holds, but it's hard to imagine how it narrows that much.

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