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  • Economic indicators

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Should we believe Americans when they say the economy is bad?

  • How do polling results compare to statistics in the US on inflation, wage growth and poverty measures?

  • How does consumer sentiment relate to party affiliation over the last 15-plus years?

  • If consumers acted in line with current polled sentiment, what would happen to consumer spending?

  • How would this affect GDP overall?

  • How does this compare with current data on consumer spending?

Ariel Slonim at MRU Econinbox

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