It is interesting that the Republican lawmakers are up in arms over giving the people money as the eviction-delay drops away. The Grim Reaper Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that extending the $600 unemployment would just make people lazy. He countered with an insulting $100 a month. On Thursday, the senators went home with no legislation. Their inaction is reflected in the most recent poll.
The House passed the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solution) Act on May 15, 2020. Since then, it has languished on the Senate doorstep waiting to be picked up. Instead, Moscow Mitch did nothing. The senators sat on their thumbs as their people went hungry. Many will be evicted.
The new CNN and SSRS Poll showed former Vice President Joe Biden ahead in Arizona, Florida, and Michigan. In 2016, Donald Trump carried all three states.
This year, Biden has shot in well ahead among Michigan registered voters by 12 points, 52 percent to 40 percent. In Florida, Biden took 51 percent to Trump’s 46 percent. In Arizona, the former VP was closer but still ahead 49 percent to 45 percent.
An important factor in the poll was that Biden won over the margin of error. This poll is not an outlier. A Quinnipiac poll, last week indicated that Biden had a whopping 13 percentage point lead over Trump in Florida.
The CNN poll also noted that in all three states where Trump was ahead the public did not like how he handled race relations. In Arizona and Michigan, POTUS had a 59 percent disapproval rating. In Florida, the president had a 57 percent disapproval rating.
When people looked at the economy which experts said was in a recession and possibly a greater depression than the original one, they blanched. Both Arizona and Florida gave Trump a weak 52 percent approval rating. Michigan gave him a 47 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval rating.
Then, the COVID-19 pandemic came home to roost. Arizona voters, 57 percent, and Florida voters, 64 percent, thought that the pandemic was still heading in an uphill graph. Over 70 percent of those voters who saw the worst to come, also supported Biden. In Michigan, 51 percent believed that the outbreak was beginning to plateau.
When it came to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump carried a 60 percent disapproval rating. In Arizona, that was a 59 percent disapproval, and in Florida, his disapproval rating was 57 percent.
A full 69 percent of those in Michigan thought their Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) was fighting the virus to the utmost of her abilitiy. Sixty-six percent thought Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) was doing as much as he could, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) carried about the same percent.
Between July 18 and July 24, the CNN and SSRS Poll interviewed 1,002 random people over the age of 18-year-old in Arizona. Among those, 873 were registered voters. The number of interviewees in Florida was 1,005 adults and 880 registered voters. In Michigan, the number of interviewees was 1,003 with 927 registered voters. The margin error was 3.6 +/- in the general poll and 3.8 +/- for registered voters.
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