Your Daily Roundup for June 3rd
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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:
Tuesday was marked by mostly peaceful protests and less unrest in major cities than the previous week:
Demonstrators took to the streets across America -- and the world -- for the 8th day of protests since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
With curfews in place in many major cities, there was less violence and looting by nightfall than reports had shown over the previous week.
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Experts warn that the protests will almost certainly lead to new cases:
Epidemiologists and public health experts have cautioned that the protests will likely lead to new cases, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators march together in close contact around the country. However, they have noted that the virus is less likely to spread outdoors versus indoors, and with most protesters wearing masks there is a mitigating effect.
The use of tear gas by police, on the other hand, might lead to increased transmission of COVID-19, as protestors are forced to cough when sprayed with the chemical weapon.
Trump’s job approval has dipped below 40%:
In a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos, President Trump finds his overall job approval below the 40% mark:
- Approve: 39%
- Disapprove: 56%
A Monmouth poll out yesterday shows his approval slightly better, but still low for his presidency overall:
- Approve: 43%
- Disapprove: 54%
Additionally, a large majority of Americans believe the country is not on the right track, according to Monmouth:
- Right Direction: 21%
- Wrong Track: 74%
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