Your Daily Roundup for June 5th
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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:
As much of the nation shows solidarity against police violence, peaceful protests have often been broken up by more police violence:
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has spurred nationwide -- and even global -- protests on a scale that we have not seen in years. And the protests have inspired important conversations about race in America, while local, state, and federal officials hear activists out on how to make policy changes.
But the protests against police brutality have sometimes been met with more police violence, including more killings of unarmed black men and violence against the media and peaceful protestors. And some engaged in riots have committed offenses against police officers as well. The public is overwhelmingly demanding that police brutality and the unequal treatment of Black Americans by police stop now -- according to a new ABC News poll, 74% of Americans believe the death of George Floyd is a sign of broader problems in the police.
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Unemployment surprisingly dropped in the Month of May:
The new jobs figures are out today, and the unemployment rate took a surprising dip despite the economic fallout due to COVID-19. The unemployment rate is now 13.3%, down from, 14.7% in April. Employers also added 2.5 million jobs last month, a stark reversal from the 20 million jobs lost in April. The biggest gains were in leisure and hospitality, construction, education, and health services.
A majority of Americans do not approve of Trump’s handling of his response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests:
A new ABC News/Ipsos shows a vast majority of Americans are not approving of Trump’s response to the national outcry against racism and police brutality:
- Approve: 32%
- Disapprove: 66%
The poll also finds that a significant majority of Americans do not approve of Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic either:
- Approve: 39%
- Disapprove: 60%
As for Trump’s overall job approval, a new CBS News poll shows him net 14 points negative:
- Approve: 40%
- Disapprove: 54%
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