NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Ben Bernanke watch: 6 days and counting.
The Federal Reserve chairman's term ends on Sunday, and Washington is abuzz with speculation about whether the Senate will reconfirm him.
The Obama administration is confident that he has the 60 votes he needs to get Bernanke another term.
"We need his leadership," White House adviser David Axelrod told CNN on Sunday. "And the president is very confident that the chairman will be confirmed."
Obama phoned senators over the weekend to "check in" a White House official told CNN. And Senate leaders also scrambled to see where the votes are. Bernanke is expected to spend part of Monday talking to senators on Capitol Hill.
Until last week, Bernanke's confirmation had been viewed as a sure thing.