[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/24/art.capitolbldg.file7.gi.jpg caption ="More Americans think Republicans in Congress would do a better job dealing with the economy than Democrats, according to a new poll. "]Washington (CNN) - Republicans have a slight edge over Democrats on the economy, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 46 percent of Americans say that Republicans in Congress would do a better job dealing with the economy, with 43 percent saying that Congressional Democrats would do a better job on the top issue on the minds of Americans. The GOP's three point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.
The Republicans three point edge is a big shift from last year, when the Democrats held a 52 to 39 percent advantage. The GOP leads 51 to 32 percent on the economy among Independents, and they have a nine point advantage on the issue among voters 65 and older.