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

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.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said they wanted Republicans in Congress to have the greater influence, 36 percent said Obama, and 8 percent, well, didn’t seem to care, answering « same/neither. » In 2012, by contrast, 46 percent of Americans said they wanted Obama to have more influence.

Lorsque les nouveaux sénateurs républicains, élus le 4 novembre dernier, seront assermentés le 20 janvier 2015 et que le sénat deviendra enfin républicain, j’espère que le président Obama en prendra bonne note, spécialement quand le vote pour le pipeline Keystone gagné par le nouveau parti au pouvoir.