Your Daily Roundup for June 1st
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
The U.S. entered its sixth day of unrest following the death of George Floyd:
During the day, hundreds of thousands of protestors peacefully marched around the country to speak out against the police killing of George Floyd. But by nightfall, looters and rioters took advantage of the pain and unrest to wreak havoc in major cities.
The protests were often escalated by police, who sprayed tear gas into crowds, fired rubber bullets, and seemed to systematically go after members of the media. The White House was on lockdown and the National Guard was deployed in over two dozen states, while curfews attempted to shut down -- to little avail -- American cities.
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It is unclear yet what impact the protests and unrest will have on the spread of COVID-19:
In many cities, most protestors donned masks and tried to keep distance between each other. Public health experts said that because the protests are outdoors it might mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
A new national poll shows Trump’s approval continuing to be net negative:
ABC News/Washington Post released a new poll yesterday that showed President Trump’s job approval 8 points under water:
- Approve: 45%
- Disapprove: 53%
This is a steep drop from their poll two months ago, which showed Trump’s approval at 48% and disapproval at 46%.
Approval for his handling of COVID-19 mirrors his overall job approval:
- Approve: 46%
- Disapprove: 53%
Again, it’s been a precipitous decline since March, when the poll had him at 51% approve and 45% disapprove of his handling of COVID-19.
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