President Obama and a Democratic Congress? President McCain and a Republican Congress? Americans Split on Divided Government

They're lukewarm on Obama and the Dems in charge, but don't want McCain and the GOP.

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Americans are divided about divided government, according to a new Gallup poll. According to the survey, registered voters prefer a Republican-controlled Congress by a 48-to-47 percent margin if Barack Obama is elected president (that's within the +/-3 percent margin of error and so is a tie). But they really don't want Republicans in charge if John McCain pulls a Truman and wins—in that case, they'd prefer Democrats by a 57-to-38 percent margin.

If you haven't already, check out our debate between Paul Begala and Tom DeLay on this issue. And of course: Let us know what you think.

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