Your Daily Roundup for August 18th
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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 Postal Service is in crisis:
The United States Postal Service has been under attack by its leaders and by the current administration. House Democrats are planning a vote this weekend to provide $25 billion in emergency funding to the agency, and the Postmaster General and the chairman of the board of governors will be testifying to the House Oversight and Reform Committee next week. On Friday, we will hear from the Postmaster General before the Senate, as Congress has no choice but to examine this preventable disaster, which is heightened by the election being only a few weeks away.
A CDC forecast projects nearly 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by September 5th:
The CDC has updated their ensemble forecast and the agency projects 189,000 deaths to be reached by September 5th, with the high-end estimate surpassing 201,000. It is a grim reminder that the virus is still raging, though it is declining in some parts of the country as states implement containment measures.
Three major national polls show that President Trump’s approval rating is not budging:
A trio of new national polls all pain the same picture -- Trump’s approval with voters remains firm in the low 40’s.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Trump’s approval is 15 points under water:
- Approve: 42%
- Disapprove: 57%
A Gallup poll has his approval also at 42%, with slightly less disapproving:
- Approve: 42%
- Disapprove: 55%
And a new poll from CNN is a couple points higher:
- Approve: 43%
- Disapprove: 54%
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