Your Daily Roundup for September 16th
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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 another Hurricane impacting the U.S.:
Those living on the Gulf Coast are bracing for another hurricane, as Sally made landfall in Alabama today as a Category 2. Massive rainfall and winds are impacting Florida and Mississippi as well, as 150,000 people across the region lost power overnight. The hurricane comes as the West coast continues to be under siege from wildfires. All of these extreme weather events have been exacerbated by climate change and the warming of the planet.
Retail sales grew last month, but not by month:
Although many Americans no longer received economic relief from the CARES Act, retail sales climbed slightly in August, but at the modest rate of 0.6%. While unemployment has declined slightly, the economy is nowhere near a recovery, and Congress has still not agreed on additional relief for struggling Americans. At stake in the next few weeks is the potential extension of $600-per-week additional unemployment benefits, though it will likely come at a lower weekly total.
Another week, another slate of battleground state polling:
CNN has released new polls in the key states of Wisconsin and North Carolina.
In Wisconsin, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 10 points, 52% to 42%.
North Carolina has continued to show a more narrow race. Biden leads by 3 points in the CNN poll, 49% to 46%.
Monmouth also released a new poll, this time in Florida. The survey shows Biden leading Trump by 5 points, 50% to 45%.
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