Time for Janet Yellen to Go On the Ellen DeGeneres Show

This week, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on presidential contenders for 2016 came out. It was the usual sort of thing: Favorable versus unfavorable ratings for the candidates: Democrats like Hillary; Republicans like Jeb (but not as much as Dems like Hillary); no one likes Chris Christie or Donald Trump.

But you might have missed a fascinating tidbit buried on Page 7 of the survey.

yellen chart

Before I get into the details, here’s what the poll-takers asked survey respondents:

Now I’m going to read you the names of several public figures, groups and organizations, and I’d like you to rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don’t know the name, please just say so.

When it came to Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen, an astonishing 70 percent of survey responses were “I don’t know name/not sure.”

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  1. Molesworth commented on Mar 11

    Let me argue the opposite.
    People should not know who the Secretary of Agriculture is or who the Chair of the Fed is unless that is their business.
    Greenspan was a rock star and look where that got us.
    Proof that there is not a stock market bubble.

  2. VennData commented on Mar 11

    She should start with some selfies. Or just hang out with Paris Hilton at the bars. Then move onto TV.

  3. intlacct commented on Mar 11

    Low information voters unite!

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