03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll: Voters Torn Between Democrats, Republicans in 2010

In December's survey, for the first time, less than half of Americans approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing, marking a steeper first-year fall for this president than his recent predecessors.

Also for the first time this year, the electorate was split when asked which party it wanted to see in charge after the 2010 elections. For months, a clear plurality favored Democratic control.

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