Trump's approval rating ticks up to 44 percent while voters say they want Democrats to control Congress

Despite President Trump's approval rating going up a bit to 44 percent, voters are looking for a shakeup when it comes to Congress.

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, close to half of voters want Congressional candidates that will serve as a check to the president's power. The number of voters who feel that way is at 48 percent, while 23 percent said the opposite.

When it comes to the issues, the poll found 53 percent said they are less likely to support a candidate that backs Trump's agenda, while 31 percent said they would support that same candidate.

Usually, the midterms during any President's first term in office serve as a swing to the party not in control, and 2018 looks like more of the same. The poll found that 50 percent want to see Democrats take control of Congress, compared to 40 percent who want to see Republicans maintain control.

Looking back at the approval rating, it's worth noting that it's the same number as President Obama in June 2010 and President Reagan in June 1982.

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