38% View Federal Reserve Favorably, 49% Do Not
Reviews for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the Fed itself have improved from late last year, but both remain more disliked than liked.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 36% view Bernanke at least somewhat favorably, while 41% view him unfavorably. These findings include seven percent (7%) who share a Very Favorable opinion of the Fed chairman and 18% with a Very Unfavorable one. Twenty-two percent (22%) of voters don’t offer any opinion of Bernanke. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 24-25, 2012 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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