Majority of Americans Say Fed Should Be Reined In or Abolished, Poll Shows

Joshua Zumbrun
December 9, 2010

Voters from both parties have criticized the Fed’s $3.3 trillion in aid to the financial system.

A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s independent central bank, saying the U.S. Federal Reserve should either be brought under tighter political control or abolished outright, a poll shows.

The Bloomberg National Poll underlines the extent to which the central bank’s standing has suffered as it has come under fire in Congress, first from Democrats for regulatory lapses before the financial crisis and then from Republicans for failing to revive an economy in which the jobless rate hovers near 10 percent.

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