Welcome to Liberty Nation’s Daily Snapshot. All the top news of the day, the latest polls, and more.
What’s happening in the political sphere – the hot stories making the news today.
- President Trump has released a series of guidelines to assist in reopening the economy; much falls to the state governors. The document highlights a phased path back to normalcy.
- The president’s former attorney Michael Cohen is set to be released from prison early in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many states are releasing prisoners.
- Leading Republicans have applauded Trump’s decision to hold funding to the World Health Organization, pending the resignation of the Director-General.
- After Democrats attempted to stuff extra pork into the small business loans fund, the allocation has now dried up. There is no more cash in the kitty until lawmakers can come to an agreement.
The latest polls and trends impacting the United States.
- 51% of Republican voters think it is time for the country to get back to work; only 27% of Democratic Party voters agree.
- More than two-thirds of voters are at least somewhat concerned that they may contract the Coronavirus when they return to work.
- 59% of American voters believe that politicians of all stripes want to expand the size of government and increase their power and spending ability. Just 21% feel politicians want a more limited system.
- After a slow week, President Trump’s job approval rating has started to rise again. Could this be due to his threats to defund the WHO?
Something political to ponder as you enjoy your morning coffee.
The three-phase lifting of restrictions planned by President Trump has so far avoided any significant backlash. It prioritizes getting small businesses open first, and ensures that states follow basic precautions, checks, and measures before opening. However, the final decision naturally rests with the governors. The president said, “If you look at Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota – that’s a lot different than New York, it’s a lot different than New Jersey,” highlighting that COVID-19 has impacted individual states differently.
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