Your Daily Roundup for May 5th
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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 Treasury is looking to borrow $3 trillion this quarter for COVID-19 relief:
Nearly $3 trillion will be borrowed between April and June to help pay for federal relief in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This represents a doubling of debt financing versus the entirety of last year -- in just one quarter.
Wall Street continues to be positive despite the depleted economy:
Stocks rose for the second day in a row as investors were hopeful about a recovery in the United States. Helping the climb was a rise in oil prices -- the price of benchmark crude oil in the U.S. jumped almost 20%.
Most Americans are concerned that social distancing will end too soon:
As many states begin to reopen their economies, a new Navigator Daily tracking poll finds that a majority of Americans are concerned that social distancing will end too soon and prolong the pandemic, putting lives at risk and hurting the economy in the process:
- End too soon: 63%
- Go on too long: 29%
The poll finds that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is unchanged from last week:
- Approve: 46%
- Disapprove: 52%
40% strongly disapprove, while only 25% strongly approve, showing an intensity in the disapproval of Trump’s handling of the crisis.
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