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 lashed out at Twitter for adding an advisory message to his tweet on election fraud. The fact that the social media giant used CNN as the basis for the fact-checking likely had something to do with his response.
- Is there an economic revival on the horizon? Economists from both sides of the aisle are beginning to suggest that once state lockdowns are lifted, the economy will experience a massive upturn.
- The president has urged GOP lawmakers not to back the latest FISA bill coming up in the Senate. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden – one of the initial supporters – has also backed away from the surveillance renewal package.
- The CDC has quietly downgraded the COVID Fatality Rate (CFR). Initial projections from the WHO suggested it would be around 3.4%; this latest adjustment shows it to be significantly lower. Have the lockdowns been a major mistake?
The latest polls and trends impacting the United States.
- Just 26% of voters are opposed to President Trump’s latest executive order that seeks to cut regulations for small business owners. 58% of all voters approve, but only 44% of Democrats think this is a wise move.
- Star Tribune/Mason-Dixon polling gives Joe Biden a five-point lead in Minnesota. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state by 1.5% but had been polling on average around eight points ahead of Trump. Could the lukewarm polling now indicate an incredibly close race?
- Public opinion on the U.S. reaction to the Coronavirus crisis falls largely along partisan lines. Among all likely voters, 27% say the United States overreacted, while 50% believe it has underreacted. GOP voters are more likely to think the government has overreacted.
Something political to ponder as you enjoy your morning coffee.
With Twitter highlighting President Trump’s tweets on election fraud as questionable, the issue of left-wing bias again raises its ugly head. Not only did Twitter use CNN and The Washington Post as fact-checkers, but there are also doubts about those who determine what should be flagged. The “Head of Site Integrity” Yoel Roth, has a long history of partisan attacks against the Trump administration. On his personal Twitter account, he called the Trump team “ACTUAL NAZIS,” and denigrated the president’s supporters by saying that “we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.”
A thought for the day from history’s most interesting thinkers.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
– Mark Twain
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