mtsu center for consumer research en Consumer Confidence Drops Sharply in Middle Tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- Consumer confidence in Tennessee has taken a nose-dive, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the state’s retailers.</p><p>A poll conducted in late November by the Center for Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee State suggests Tennesseans are concerned about their economic prospects. Consumer sentiment plunged 72 points in just&nbsp;60 days.</p><p>MTSU’s Dr. Tim Graeff conducts the confidence poll for the Center.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:25:46 +0000 Mike Osborne 18695 at