Gallup: Partisanship and Bernanke
Interesting poll -- don't know how to interpret the findings.
The current poll shows 64% of Dems are confident in Ben Bernanke's job as Fed Chair, vs. only 36% of Republicans.
Contrast this with the SAME poll one year ago, during the Bush administration -- 61% of Republicans expressed confidence vs. 40% of Dems.
Gallup asks, are Americans under the mistaken impression that Bernanke is a member of the Obama administration, or do they perceive that he is supportive of Obama's economic agenda, thus "guilty" by association?
It's an interesting outcome.