Your Daily Roundup for August 13th
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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:
For the first time Since the beginning of the pandemic, less than a million Americans filed for unemployment benefits:
Still a staggering 963,000 filed for state unemployment benefits last week alone, in addition to the nearly 500,000 who filed for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
Tens of millions of Americans remain out of a job, and economic relief is nowhere in sight. Meanwhile, the stock market -- totally disconnected from life in America -- continues to rally.
Cases remain high, and deaths are catching up in a frightening way:
More than 1,470 Americans lost their life to COVID-19 on Wednesday alone, the highest daily total in the month of August and the fourth-highest total since May.
And a New York Times analysis shows that the death toll -- which is officially at over 166,000 -- could be far worse. Their research finds that across the U.S., at least 200,000 more Americans have died than is typical since March, which suggests that official death tolls might undercount the number of people who have actually succumbed to the virus.
Trump’s job approval remains underwater:
Three new polls show Trump’s job approval is double digits net negative, a trend that won’t budge for the President.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds him 17 points underwater:
- Approve: 41%
- Disapprove: 58%
Reuters/Ipsos tells a similar story:
- Approve: 41%
- Disapprove: 57%
And the Economist/YouGov has him faring better, but still 10 points net negative:
- Approve: 44%
- Disapprove: 54%
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