Americans feel "overwhelmingly negative toward both political parties," but key voter groups now think Republicans should control Congress, says the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll.

"Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters--all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections," the newspaper reports.

"A big shift is evident among independents, who at this point in the 2006 campaign favored Democratic control of Congress rather than Republican control, 40% to 24%. In this poll, independents favored the GOP, 38% to 30%."

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