According to the most recent polling President Trump’s leadership in the midst of the Chinese Virus Pandemic has given him a 55% approval rating among voters, up 12% from polls just a week ago.
The uptick in support appears to stem from President Trump’s approach of daily press conferences, his strong and sober tones towards the rhetoric and propaganda of China, and the clarity and professionalism of those in his COVID-19 task force.
Polling has also has shown that because of his management of the virus outbreak, President Trump has gained support among Republicans and nearly doubled his support among Democrats.
Last week 86% of Republicans approved of the President’s handling of the pandemic, this week the number is up to 92%. While among Democrats 30% support the President’s efforts, doubling from only 14% a week ago.
The polling also found a dramatic increase in the number of Americans who said their life has been disrupted by the Chinese Virus pandemic surging to 72% from just 26% from last week. Additionally 79% of Americans say they’re concerned that they or someone they know will become infected with the virus, up from 66% who said as much in the last poll.
Forefront GOP Congressional Candidate Files Amicus Brief Against Maine Governor
The forefront Republican candidate to replace Democrat Congressman Jared Golden in Maine’s Second Congressional District has filed paper work against Maine Governor Janet Mills.
Adrienne Bennett announced that she has filed a brief of amicus curiae in the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of local central Maine church’s motion for a temporary restraining order against Governor Janet Mills.
“This is a dangerous moment where Governor Mills is arguing that certain emergencies allow her to trample on the constitutionally protected rights of Mainers. Our churches and all people of faith need to know that when their rights are violated, they are not alone. We must fight back,” said the Republican candidate for Congress.
“Janet Mills is not the head of the church. Her government cannot dictate how, when or to whom we worship. She cannot discriminate against houses of worship and treat them lesser than secular institutions. I urge the court to intervene. We will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.”
Bennett is being represented by Maine attorney Stephen C. Whiting of The Whiting Law Firm who had this to say about the brief filed against Governor Janet Mills, “While the Governor certainly has an interest in protecting public health, all Mainers also have an interest in seeing their Constitutional rights upheld. The Governor cannot use her power to protect public health in a manner that arbitrarily deprives Mainers of the right to free exercise of religion. Therefore, the public interest favors granting Appellant’s motion and preventing further violations of First Amendment freedoms.”
Earlier in the month Pastor Ken Graves and Calvary Chapel of Orrington, Maine filed a federal lawsuit that challenges Maine’s governor Janet Mills closure of places of worship as means to end the spread of COVID-19 in Maine. That story was covered by Big League Politics and can be read here.
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