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Gallup has an interesting finding on confidence in Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. It seems that perceptions of this ostensibly nonpartisan official depend heavily on which President he happens to be working for.

Percent Expressing Great Deal/Fair Amount of Confidence in Ben Bernanke:

       Democrats   Independents   Republicans
2008 40 43
64 44 36

Note that the partisan split in perceptions of Bernanke have almost exactly reversed themselves. Last year, 61 percent of Republicans but 40 percent of Democrats had confidence in his performance; this year, those numbers are 64 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

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