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Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson and Dan Friedman have a whip count on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's confirmation vote, which will likely be held soon, and it does not look good for Bernanke: 43 say they'll vote for (or are leaning toward voting for) Bernanke, 17 say they'll vote against him, one (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse) says he's leaning "no"; and 39 are undecided.

Bernanke's first term as Fed chairman ends this Sunday, Jan. 31.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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