Consumer confidence and social security

    Are we entering a quiet phase of the presidential campaign? How’s consumer confidence holding up? Do Americans believe that Social Security will still be around when they retire? This and more on this week’s What Are We Thinking?

    A full list of this week’s topics:

    What does President Obama’s job approval rating for the month of April indicate about his chances of being reelected?
    Are we entering a dormant presidential campaign phase?
    Economic (consumer) confidence for the month of April held steady at pretty high levels…is this good news for the economy?
    Non-retired Americans now say they won’t retire until they reach 67…do they believe Social Security will be there when they retire?
    Quiz I  for Dave: What percent of Americans say that they are watching their spending very closely?
    Quiz II for Dave: What percent would not be able right now to make a major purchase, such as a car, appliance, or furniture, or pay for a significant home repair if needed?

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