National Survey of
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