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New Polling Shows Trump’s Job Approval On The Coronavirus Response Has Dropped Since March

New national polling conducted from April 25–29, 2020  by Change Research  and commissioned by RuralOrganizing.org shows President Donald Trump’s job approval rating on the coronavirus outbreak has dropped from 48% approval in March to 41% approval in April, with strong approval dropping from 36% to 29% and strong disapproval increasing from 45% to 55%. The new research, which builds on polling conducted during the last week of March, 2020, also demonstrated that a larger proportion of voters has very serious concerns about re-opening the economy too soon (51% very serious concerns) than the proportion with very serious concerns about taking social distancing measures too far and hurting the economy (31% very serious concerns). [...]

The Trump Administration Treats Meatpacking Workers Like They Are Expendable, Not Essential

The last thing American farmers need right now is for more food processing plants to shut down. But that trend won't end until Trump truly recognizes the dignity of agricultural work and gives immigrant food and farm workers the respect they deserve and the protection they need. American farmers are already on the brink. Dairy farmers are flushing their milk, corn producers are seeing closure of ethanol plants, livestock farmers are getting hit with the trade wars and coronavirus disruptions of export markets. [...]

New Poll Of Rural Americans: President Trump Did Not Adequately Prepare For Coronavirus Pandemic

New nationwide polling  suggests that rural Americans don’t think President Donald Trump adequately prepared for the coronavirus outbreak. The poll, commissioned by RuralOrganizing.org, was conducted by Change Research on March 26-29th. While approval of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak largely falls on partisan lines, the poll of registered voters also documents widespread concerns regarding Trump’s pandemic response that transcends partisan politics and geography. [...]

Rural Progressives Spearhead Call to Fully Fund United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is one of the government’s oldest and most reliable entities - and that’s especially true in rural America. The Postal Service has long been a lifeline for rural communities.  This week, Rural Organizing and MoveOne launched a petition that has quickly  garnered over 200,000 signatures calling for action to save the Postal Service. However, because of the pandemic, the agency could run out of cash by the end of September if Congress fails to act and news reports indicate that President Trump blocked a bipartisan attempt to fund the agency. However, because of the pandemic, the agency could run out of cash by the end of September if Congress fails to act and news reports indicate that President Trump blocked a bipartisan attempt to fund the agency. [...]