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Teasing the new NBC/WSJ poll

From NBC's Mark Murray
Here's an early set of numbers we're releasing from the new NBC/WSJ poll: A plurality -- by the thinnest of margins -- favors an active government.

According to the poll, 47% believe the government should do more to solve problems and meet people's needs, versus 46% who think the government does too much and that those things are better left to businesses and individuals.

The percentage believing in a more active government is down from February (when 51% said that government should do more), but it's slightly up from 2002 (when 45% said that) and from 1997 (when 41% said that).