Your Daily Roundup for July 2nd
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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. broke its new daily case count record -- again:
With over 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 recorded yesterday, the United States surpassed its record and broke that 50,000 threshold for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
At least five states, from Arizona to Texas, reported their own record number of new cases. With the surging virus in the backdrop, Trump again claimed that it would “just go away.”
The U.S. added nearly 5 million jobs in June, but the picture isn’t as rosy it sounds:
4.8 million Americans were put back to work last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% according to Labor Department statistics. But that unemployment rate is still higher than any time since World War II. And among Black and Hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is worse off, at 15.4% and 14.5% respectively.
As the virus surges in many parts of the country, states are reversing their reopenings, which will only hurt job seekers again. California, New York City, and New Jersey all halted planned openings of indoor dining. And Miami is taking action by implementing a curfew and stopping elective surgeries.
Monmouth is out with new polling:
A new Monmouth poll shows Trump’s approval rating on trend with other national polling:
- Approve: 41%
- Disapprove: 53%
And it paints a bleak picture of Americans attitudes toward the direction of the country:
- Right direction: 18%
- Wrong track: 74%
The poll shows that Americans are more concerned about states reopening too quickly (64%) versus too slowly (27%). As cases rise, that is an uptick from their early June poll.
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