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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:
Sen. Kamala Harris made history last night:
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) became the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to be on a major party ticket for national office when she formally accepted the nomination for Vice President for the Democratic party.
Democrats will wrap up their Convention tonight when former Vice President Joe Biden gives his keynote address. Republicans will hold their national Convention next week.
The number of Americans newly filing for unemployment benefits rose last week:
After a drop the week before last, new unemployment claims surprisingly increased last week, as 1.1 million Americans were out of work. An additional 543,000 Americans applied for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for self-employed and gig economy workers.
The jobless claims show that the economy is far from recovering -- all the while the stock market reaches record highs.
New national polling shows Americans are dissatisfied with Trump’s job performance:
Three polls out this week find that Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, as the economy continues to leave millions behind, COVID-19 spreads, and families are confronted with how to keep their children safe with school around the corner.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds the President’s approval is 20 points under water:
- Approve: 39%
- Disapprove: 59%
While a poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows his approval is net 14 points negative:
- Approve: 42%
- Disapprove: 56%
The Economist/YouGov national poll paints a slightly better picture for the President:
- Approve: 43%
- Disapprove: 54%
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