When asked, "Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year - Barack Obama or the Republicans in congress?", 53% of respondents in a Gallup poll released on Tuesday said they want Republicans in Congress -- rather than Obama -- to have more influence over the direction of the country. Only 36% said they prefer that the President set the course for the nation.
Gallup added that, "The midterm election provided a clear signal as to which party voters want to control Congress. That message is echoed in the results of the latest Gallup poll showing Americans expressly asking for the Republicans -- rather than Obama -- to guide the direction the country takes in the next year."