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Poll: Dems in better shape than GOP

From NBC's Mark Murray
Earlier today, we discussed how the public's dissatisfaction with Congress is perhaps rubbing off on the Democratic Party, given the party's first net-negative rating in about a year in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

Still, we noted that the Democrats are viewed in a more positive light than their GOP counterparts. And a new USA Today/Gallup poll backs that up -- in fact, they even have a net-positive rating in the survey.

According to the poll, 51% view the Democratic Party favorably, compared with 38% who view it unfavorably. The numbers for the GOP are essentially reversed: 38% positive, 59% negative.