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After our recent survey and interview with Greg  Jacobi of WebsterBank, the staff has become increasingly interested in polls that other banking publications are hosting.

American Banker, which frequently surveys visitors on the publication’s homepage, has extensively covered the recent federal financial laws, particularly concerning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Dodd-Frank Act. One poll focused on President Obama’s choice of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over Elizabeth Warren. The results displayed an overwhelmingly negative response, with 62 percent of participants indicating they believe Cordray is a “greater threat to bankers than Elizabeth Warren.”

The publication took a more lighthearted look at the Durbin ruling in the Dodd-Frank Act, posing the question: “Which movie title best represents the Dodd-Frank Act?” Readers were incensed by the Federal Reserve Board’s decision, and it was a close race, with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest narrowly beating out The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

You can read American Banker’s full list of polls here.

Do you agree with the results of these polls? What questions would you like answered in the next survey? Tweet @bankingdotcom or let us know in the comments below.


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James W. Gabberty

Gabberty is a professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City. An alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University Polytechnic Institute, he has served as an expert witness in telecommunication and information security at the federal and state levels and holds numerous certifications from SANS & ISACA.

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Marisa Mann brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and financial services industries to the Solstice team, working on large scale enterprise initiatives across many technologies, including specializing in the digital space – Internet and mobile. Mann is passionate about mobile and the endless possibilities for the enterprise, delivering business value through strong brand recognition and driving to excellence in the consumer experience. Prior to Solstice, Mann worked at JP Morgan Chase, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Washington Mutual, Inc, and Accenture.

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