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Could Democrats break the six-year jinx? Often the party of the incumbent president in his sixth year suffer losses in the midterm congressional elections. But a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday found that by a slight margin, voters say they’re more likely to vote Democratic next year. If the elections were held today, Quinnipiac found, 41 percent of voters said they’d pick the Democrat, while 37 percent would choose the Republican.

And, the survey found, “By small margins, voters trust Democrats on Capitol Hill more than Republicans to handle health care, while they prefer the Republicans on the budget deficit and gun policy, and they see the two about the same on the economy and immigration.”

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