Republicans and Democrats Swap Views on Bernanke
17 Apr 09 | Gallup
Democrats’ confidence in Fed chairman has surged, while Republicans’ has faded.
Despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s solid roots in the Bush administration, new Gallup polling finds 64% of Democrats nationwide feeling confident in Bernanke’s input on the economy, compared with only 36% of Republicans. This is a complete reversal of the Fed chairman’s image among partisans a year ago, under President Bush, when Republicans had the greater confidence in Bernanke, 61% vs. 40%. >>>
h/t: David Leonhardt