In the University of Michigan consumer sentiment poll released Friday, forty-eight percent of consumers forecast a Biden victory and 47 percent forecast a Trump victory.
The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey approaches political polling differently than most other polls.
This question has been asked since Carter ran against Ford in 1976, and in every presidential election, consumers correctly chose the winner, save one: when Trump ran against Clinton in 2016, two-thirds of consumers expected a Clinton victory,” said Richard Curtin, the survey’s chief economist.
Overall consumer sentiment improved in early September, the survey data shows.
Twenty-eight percent say it will make no difference to the economy whether Trump or Biden wins.