Matt Yglesias is troubled by a new Gallup poll suggesting that more people trust bonus-grabbing CEOs than President Obama in coming up with solutions to our rotten economy (see poll results below). I'm more concerned with Gallup's refusal to include a key question: "How much confidence do you have in people who answer polls?" Since Gallup and company do as much as anyone to influence public debate (certainly more than labor leaders!), why aren't they included in this power ranking?
My answer, by the way, would be that I trust pollsters very highly in revealing how little the average voter knows about economics. And I trust former Clinton pollster Mark Penn (at right) to intepret any poll as a demand for Democrats to become more like Republicans.