Most Americans were optimistic about the U.S. economy in March, but not quite as much as initially reported, according to the final reading of a consumer sentiment survey.
In January, the index shot up to its highest level since 2004, largely because of confidence among Republicans and independents. Democrats are in a funk, however, and they expect the economy to worsen.
A long-standing partisan divide in the sentiment survey widened after the election of Donald Trump. Other surveys have found the same result.