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 announced that his Executive Order on halting immigration amid the Coronavirus crisis will stay in force for 60 days. This is to allow American workers to be at the front of the line for jobs when the economy reopens.
- The Senate has approved a package on small business funding totaling $484 billion. Mitch McConnell appeared gleeful as he described Democrats giving up on their extra demands. Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of steamrolling senators.
- The state of Missouri is suing China and the Chinese Communist Party for “causing a global pandemic that was unnecessary and preventable.” Will other states follow?
- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to hold a parade for health care workers. While his intention may be noble, many are wondering if this is precisely the kind of action that could prompt a second outbreak.
The latest polls and trends impacting the United States.
- A Reuters-Ipsos poll suggests that 72% of Americans want some form of stay-at-home order to remain in place until health experts say it is safe to reopen.
- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has seen his approval rating soar over his handling of the COVID-19 situation. The latest Monmouth poll gives him a 30% increase on last month despite the state being one of the heaviest hit.
- 40% of respondents to a Rasmussen poll say that an immediate family member has lost their job due to the Coronavirus. This figure is up from 32% just one month ago.
- 61% of American adults say they are likely to donate money to charities that support those impacted by COVID-19. Studies show that Republicans are by far the biggest givers when it comes to charity.
Something political to ponder as you enjoy your morning coffee.
New York City will throw a huge parade for health care workers and first responders. “The first thing we will, before we think about anything else, is we will take the time only as New York City can do to throw the biggest, best parade to honor these heroes,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. But is this rush to honor just one more virtue signal that could put lives at risk? Remember, de Blasio encouraged people to carry on with their lives and head to movie theaters on March 3. NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot asked people to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 9 by heading to their favorite restaurants and using the subway.
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