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Senate Approves Paulson As Treasury Secretary

Paulson Not Well Known By Most Americans

The Senate approved departing Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson as the New Treasury Secretary today. The approval came just hours after the Senate Finance Committee endorsed Paulson. Despite this, the incoming Treasury Secretary is viewed favorably by just 20% of Americans. But few among the general public express an opinion either way. This accroding to a survey taken on May 24-25, 2006. Twenty-three percent (23%) view the new secretary unfavorably, giving him a "net unfavorable" of 3%. But 57% offer no opinion at all of Mr. Paulson, even though we conducted our poll shortly after his appointment was announced, when he was much in the news.

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