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Questions - Economic Advisors and the Fed - September 20-21, 2012

36% Think U.S. Has Best Economy in the World
44% Think Fed Chairman Influenced by President
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 20-21, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Despite current difficulties, does the United States still have the best economy in the world?

 

2* How confident are you in President Obama’s economic advisers?

 

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Timothy Geithner?

 

4* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Ben Bernanke?

 

5* Does the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board have too much power, not enough power or about the right amount of power over the economy?

 

6* Is the Federal Reserve chairman influenced by the President in his decision making or is he truly independent of the administration?

 

7* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

 

8* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

 

9* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence