Summers Seen as Holding Slight Edge for Fed Job

The latest Bloomberg Global Poll shows that slightly more people think Larry Summers will be named the next U.S. Federal Reserve Chair than Janet Yellen. Respondents think Summers would impose tighter monetary policy than current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Published Sept. 12, 2013

Whom do you expect will be the next person to chair the U.S. Federal Reserve?

For each of the following possible nominees to chair the U.S. Federal Reserve, please give your view of how monetary policy would differ under their chairmanship compared to under Bernanke's chairmanship.

For each of these major political and economic figures, please indicate how you feel about them.

Note: Summers is a former U.S. Treasury secretary; Yellen is the current vice-chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve; Kohn is a former vice-chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

Note: The survey of 900 Bloomberg subscribers was conducted on Sept. 10, 2013. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Source: Bloomberg / Selzer & Co.

GRAPHIC: ALEX TRIBOU / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA