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Trump’s demand to reopen churches was sparked by slipping poll numbers from evangelicals: report

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There seems to be a notable shift in support for President Trump from evangelical Christians, according to a pair of surveys that were recently published. As POLITICO points out, the shift shows “waning confidence in the administration’s coronavirus response among key religious groups, with a staggering decline in the president’s favorability among white evangelicals and white Catholics.”

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President Trump planned to broaden his support among religious groups, but reports say that the shift is causing significant concern from Republicans.

As a means to shore up that support, Trump demanded that places of worship be allowed to reopen immediately, despite the warnings of health officials who say in-person religious gatherings should still be prohibited as coronavirus continues to spread. Trump even threatened to “override governors who choose to implement stay-at-home orders.

“Following the PRRI survey, which was conducted while Trump was a dominant presence at televised daily briefings by his administration’s coronavirus task force, Pew Research Center released new data last week that showed a seven-point increase between April and May in white Catholics who disapprove of Trump’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and a 6-point decline among white evangelicals who previously gave him positive marks,” POLITICO reports.

Read the full report over at POLITICO.


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Trump supporters desperately grasp at a new ‘gotcha’ to discredit a national social justice uprising

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Unable to defend the extrajudicial killing of black people by the police or the viciousness of police assaults on peaceful protesters, conservatives are grasping desperately at a new gotcha to discredit the recent national uprisings: Liberals are a bunch of hypocrites. This time, however, it's got a coronavirus twist, as progressives are being accused of hypocrisy for supporting the protests while allegedly opposing all other social gatherings in the name of "public health."

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One out of three Americans used bleach ‘in non recommended high-risk practices’ to battle coronavirus: CDC report

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