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As It Turns Out, Jay Powell Is Popular and Millennials Really Like Him

Jerome Powell speaks during an Economic Club of New York event in New York in 2017.

Jerome Powell speaks during an Economic Club of New York event in New York in 2017.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

By design, the Federal Reserve is supposed to be independent and insulated from politics. In practice, of course, the Fed answers to elected officials. And on a broader level, credibility and support among the public is important to the institution.

So here’s some good news: The public likes the Fed and Chair Jerome Powell. At least it appears to, relative to other entities and players in D.C.