Your Daily Roundup for September 1st
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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:
A split screen of responses to unrest:
American cities have been through a lot this summer -- a pandemic that spreads easily in densely populated areas, economic turmoil, and social unrest from continued killings of Black people by police. Some of the unrest has turned violent, including in Kenosha, WI.
President Trump will be heading to Kenosha today despite the mayor and governor pleading him to not come for fear that he will only further incite violence and put blame on “left wing mobs” as evidence points to right-wing vigilantes escalating matters in cities. On the other hand, Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech yesterday in Pittsburgh calling for an end to violence and pitting the violence squarely on Trump.
Health and Human Services bid $250 million on public relations:
An internal document from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) obtained by Politico showed that the agency is looking to spend $250 million on a contract to “defeat despair and inspire hope” on COVID-19, a virus that has killed more than 183,000 Americans and infected over 6 million.
Our suggestion: spend the money instead on educating the public about the risks of COVID-19, what they can do to keep themselves and their families safe (i.e. wearing masks, washing hands, etc.) and combating misinformation and disinformation from bad actors that has allowed the virus to spread.
After the conventions, battleground polling is relatively stable:
According to a new slate of polls in several battleground states from Morning Consult, the state of the race is largely the same since before the two parties held their conventions.
In Michigan, Biden led 50%-44% and now is up 52% to 42%, a modest increase. In North Carolina, Biden leads by 2 points after leading by 3. The race has tightened in Florida -- Biden was up by 5 points and at 50% before the conventions, but now is up only 2 points, 49% to 47%. In Arizona, however, there was a sizable shift: Biden trailed by 2 points before the conventions and is now up by double digits, 52% to 42%.
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