Your Daily Roundup for August 7th
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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:
There is still no agreement in Washington to provide Americans with much-needed relief:
It’s been a week since vital programs from the CARES Act expired, and over two months since the House passed an additional relief package, but there is still no end in sight for negotiations between the White House and lawmakers.
While those involved in the negotiations point fingers, Americans are struggling. And what’s worse, the Paycheck Protection Program is set to end tomorrow. Though it has had significant programs, it has provided many small businesses the ability to stay afloat as their doors closed for no fault of their own.
1.8 million jobs were added in July:
The Labor Department said 1.8 million jobs were gained last month despite the surging virus in a majority of states coupled with increased preventative restrictions.
While 1.8 million jobs is a positive trend, it is far from the 22 million jobs lost early on in the pandemic, and a steep drop from the 4.8 million jobs added in June. The monthly jobs number comes as 1.2 million Americans newly filed for unemployment benefits last week.
New polling sheds light on some states to watch for president:
Quinnipiac is out with new polls in several states that will play into the electoral college distribution for president.
In Maine, former Vice President Joe Biden has a commanding lead over President Trump:
- Biden: 52%
- Trump: 37%
But in CD2, where one electoral college vote will be awarded, Trump leads Biden by a point.
Trump is also leading in South Carolina, a state that buoyed Biden to effectively clear the Democratic field for his party’s nomination:
- Biden: 42%
- Trump: 47%
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