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Jerome Powell Faces Lowest Public Confidence for Fed Chairman on Record, Gallup Says

  • Just 36% say they trust Powell to do right thing for economy
  • Biden, Yellen and congressional leaders also get low marks

Public confidence in Jerome Powell’s leadership of the Federal Reserve has dropped precipitously, according to a new survey, and is now at or below his predecessors’ as the central bank wages its war against inflation.

A Gallup poll released Tuesday shows 36% of US adults say they have a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of confidence that the Federal Reserve chairman would do or recommend the right thing for the economy.