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WSJ Poll gives Powell an “F”

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 22, 2005 @ 7:28 am In Finance,Media | Comments Disabled

FCC Chair Michael Powell announced his resignation yesterday, effective in March of this year. In addition to reporting on the event, the Journal ran a poll on the Chairman’s tenure:

Wsj_powell_vote [1]

Source:  WSJ Poll [2]

Surprisingly, the typically conservative WSJ readers overwhelmingly gave the deregulator turned crusading moralist an "F." 39% of the over 1000 voters gave the Chairman a failing grade –twice as many who gave him an "A."   (My own vote is visible at bottom of graphic).

Sources:
FCC Chairman Powell To Step Down in March [3]
WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE NEWS ROUNDUP
January 21, 2005 6:56 p.m
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB110631769793032567,00.html
 
WSJ Poll [2]
http://discussions.wsj.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=wsjvoices&tid=3404&vote=5&submit=Vote


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[1] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/wsj_powell_vote.jpg

[2] WSJ Poll: http://discussions.wsj.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=wsjvoices&tid=3404&vote=5&submit=Vote

[3] FCC Chairman Powell To Step Down in March: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB110631769793032567,00.html

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