Washington, DC - Ipsos' final national poll before the election has just been published by Reuters.
Our final projection shows the Republicans taking the House with 231 seats to the Democrats' 204 seats (53% to 47%).
More than half of voters (56%) want to see Congress prioritizing cross-party working to enable consensus-based policymaking, and this rises to 66% among Democrats. Republicans, however, are split on the issue, with 47% favoring a consensus approach to policy, but the same proportion wanting politicians to stick to their principles and hold to their campaign issues.
The poll finds that over half the public (52%) do not believe President Obama will be re-elected (a third of Democrats and three-quarters of Republicans believe the same).
The public are evenly divided on how much they believe that the 2011 Congress will accomplish: 45% think they will accomplish some or a great deal of things, while 47% think they will accomplish very little or nothing at all.
More data and full technical details are available in the topline document which is available for download on the right-hand side of this page.
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