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c 41 percent say the decision makes them less confident, 36 percent say it has no influence.

c 46 percent say Fed chairman Ben S. Bernanke has “too much power” over the economy.

Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults conducted Feb. 20 and 21.

c Hoots, hollers, curmudgeonly outbursts to jharper@