Poll: GOP Better on Economy

John Boehner / AP

John Boehner / AP

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A new Pew Research Center poll shows Republicans hold an advantage over Democrats on economic issues.

The poll shows 42 percent think Republicans can do a better job on the economy while 38 percent think Democrats could do better.

President Barack Obama holds a large approval advantage over congressional Republicans, but Republicans are running even on individual issues, including gun control and immigration.

The poll also shows that Republicans are more supportive of their own party on issues such as the economy, gun control, and immigration than Democrats are of their party.

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