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Republicans regain advantage on dealing with the economy:  In a reversal, Americans now prefer Republicans over Democrats as the party best equipped to deal with the economy and taxes, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  The survey, which was conducted April 8-11, shows that 35 percent of Americans believe the GOP is the better of the two major parties to handle the economy, compared with 28 percent who name Democrats — a seven point advantage for Republicans.

In December, Democrats held a five-point edge on this question, with 35 percent picking Democrats and 30 percent choosing Republicans.

On dealing with taxes, Republicans now have a slim two-point advantage over Democrats, with 31 percent saying the GOP will do a better job on the issue compared with 29 percent who name Democrats instead. In December, days before lawmakers passed a sweeping tax overhaul, Democrats enjoyed a four-point advantage on the same question.

But while Republicans have regained the upper hand on handling taxes generally, the tax reform signed by the president late last year remains fairly unpopular. Just 27 percent of Americans call the tax overhaul a good idea, while 36 percent disagree and 34 percent say they don’t yet know enough about the bill to have an opinion. Read more

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Republicans regain advantage on dealing with the economy:  In a reversal, Americans now prefer Republicans over Democrats as the party best equipped to deal with the economy and taxes, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Republicans regain advantage on dealing with the economy:  In a reversal, Americans now prefer Republicans over Democrats as the party best equipped to deal with the economy and taxes, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Republicans regain advantage on dealing with the economy:  In a reversal, Americans now prefer Republicans over Democrats as the party best equipped to deal with the economy and taxes, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.