Your Daily Roundup for September 30th
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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 contentious first debate:
In the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden, Americans tuned into at times a yelling match and a series of falsehoods and misleading statements. President Trump, when asked to condemn white supremacist groups, refused to do so, and the Proud Boys celebrated online. Moderator Chris Wallace struggled to keep decorum. On the issues, the contrasts were clear, as Trump defended his record on COVID-19 and Biden offered a vision for how he would do things differently if elected. In a snap poll conducted by CNN, 60% of viewers said Biden won the debate compared to just 28% who said Trump did.
Disney is laying off 28,000 workers:
In another sign that the economic recovery is not off and running, Disney announced it is laying off a staggering 28,000 theme park workers -- 25% of its workforce in the U.S. For the past six months Disney had kept these workers on furlough and provided full health care benefits, but the company said that they had no other option but to enact the layoffs as the impact of COVID-19 took a major toll on its business.
New polling shows a tightening race in the battleground states:
As we approach October we can expect new polls daily. Here is a roundup of battleground state polling from yesterday:
- Biden: 47%
- Trump: 47%
- Biden: 50%
- Trump: 47%
New Hampshire (UMass Lowell)
- Biden: 53%
- Trump: 44%
Texas (UMass Lowell)
- Biden: 46%
- Trump: 50%
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