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Most Americans Hold Less Confidence in Obama’s Economic Advisers

With continuing problems in the economy and the national unemployment rate up to 9.8%, Americans nationwide are even less confident in President Obama’s economic advisers than they were three months ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of Adults are at least somewhat confident in those who advise the president on economic policy, including 14% who are Very Confident. Fifty-eight percent (58%) are not confident in the president’s economic advisers, including 32% who are Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In September, 41% were confident in the president’s economic advisers, but 57% were not.

Not surprisingly, most Democrats express confidence in the president’s economic advisers, while the majority of Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major political party do not.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 6-7, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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