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US Consumer Sentiment In August Fell To Second Lowest Level Since 2016 Election (08/20/2019)

Bloomberg (8/16, Korte, Haar) reported the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index “fell in August to its second-lowest level since just before the 2016 election,” but according to Richard Curtin, the survey’s director, “a deeper look of the numbers by party affiliation shows warning signs for Trump.” Curtin recommended keeping an “eye on...the independents because whoever wins the majority of independents will win the presidency.”

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