I’m the sentiment guy. And the big story of 2020 is of course, the presidential election (and everything that comes with it). I want to take the temperature of 10th Man readers to get a feel for where you guys are in your thought process about all of this stuff, and how it might affect your investing decisions.

Thank you for taking the time to fill this in. It’s appreciated.

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* 1. On a scale of 1–10, how much does political activity impact your investing decisions?

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* 2. Do you expect to invest differently in 2020 because of the presidential election?

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* 3. Over the last four years, do you think political polarization—the gap between Republicans and Democrats—has increased?

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* 4. Over the last year, which direction do you think America has moved in politically?

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* 5. Who would you like to see win the 2020 US presidential election? (Optional)

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* 6. Do you think debt is likely to become an important campaigning issue in 2020?

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* 7. Overall, how has your trust in institutions changed in the last four years?

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* 8. When it comes to reporting on politics, do you find the media more or less trustworthy than 10 years ago?

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* 9. Which media outlets do you trust, if any?

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* 10. How do you feel about the direction of the stock market over the next six months?

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* 11. How about over the next year?

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* 12. How much do you pay attention to daily fluctuations in your investments?

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* 13. If you answered “a lot” or “a fair amount,” how does this affect your mood?

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* 14. What, right now, do you think is the best medium-term investment, say with a time horizon of the next four years?

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