September 7th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

CNN Poll: GOP can handle budget slightly better than Democrats

Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

Washington (CNN) - Republicans have a slight edge over Democrats on the economy, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 46 percent of Americans say that Republicans in Congress would do a better job dealing with the economy, with 43 percent saying that Congressional Democrats would do a better job on the top issue on the minds of Americans. The GOP's three point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.

The Republicans' 3-point edge is a big shift from last year, when the Democrats held a 52 to 39 percent advantage. The GOP leads 51 percent to 32 percent on the economy among Independents, and they have a 9-point advantage on the issue among voters 65 and older.

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  1. regina

    After 8 failed years, I can not believe people have so soon forgotten.
    This recession is a direct result of those failed policies, how you can expect any MAN to change that in less than two years is astonishing.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:42 am |