Your Daily Roundup for April 28th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on the U.S. economy, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
The reopening of the Paycheck Protection Program got off to a rocky start:
Within minutes of reopening yesterday, the Paycheck Protection Program’s website crashed, delaying much-needed cash relief to small businesses. The backlog caused serious frustration between banks and small businesses alike.
As several states reopen for business, workers might not be protected:
It will be up to the patchwork system of states and localities as far as workers’ protections are concerned. Outside of healthcare providers, other businesses are not required to follow federal safety standards to protect employees against the virus. Thus, workers will have to seek damages through worker’s compensation and prove that they fell ill to the virus while at work -- what experts call an uphill battle.
Negative views of the economy are reaching record highs:
In the Navigator Daily tracking poll, a record was reached as 81% of Americans rated the economy as not so good or poor, while only 17% said it was excellent or good. 70% of Republicans rate the economy negatively, which is an increase of almost 30 points in a month.
As for Trump, his approval of his handling of the economy has dropped 9 points in the past month and now Americans are split:
- Approve: 49%
- Disapprove: 48%
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