In the United States, there are several different branches of the federal government, including the president, Congress, the Supreme Court, and various government agencies. There are also state and local governments. Some of these branches and levels of government may have more influence than others. Others may have a lot of influence over some issues, but little influence over others. We're interested in people's opinions about how much influence the different branches and levels of the government actually have.
I am going to start by asking you how much influence the following parts of government have over the performance of the economy: the President, Congress, state and local government, and the Federal Reserve.
1. How much influence does the President have over whether the economy gets stronger or weaker during the next two years?