Your Daily Roundup for June 4th
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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:
Military leaders spoke out against Trump’s response to the protests and church photo op en masse:
From former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to current Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, military leaders broke with Trump and some offered strong rebukes of his use of the U.S. Military for crowd control in light of the widespread protests against police brutality and racism. They also spoke out against his use of military police against peaceful protestors to clear the way for his photo op.
The statements came as all four former officers involved in the murder of George Floyd were arrested -- with Derek Chauvin’s charge upgraded to second-degree murder.
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1.9 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits:
Nearly two million additional Americans sought unemployment claims last week, which brings the total to well over 40 million. Only 20.1 million Americans who have applied for unemployment benefits have received them.
Despite the staggering numbers, the claims filed last week were slightly down from the prior week, which was an encouraging sign to economists.
A series of polls show Trump’s approval rating continues to suffer:
A new Monmouth poll has the President’s approval rating 11 points under water:
- Approve: 43%
- Disapprove: 54%
His disapproval has spiked from 51% last month and 48% in March.
Similarly, a new Economist/YouGov poll shows Trump’s approval 12 points net-negative:
- Approve: 43%
- Disapprove: 55%
A new CNBC poll tells the same story, with an even higher disapproval rate for the President:
- Approve: 44%
- Disapprove: 56%
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