Trump's Virus Approval Sinks & Gun Sales Soar as Americans Seek to Defend Their Toilet Paper Stash
1. Trump Approval Sinks: Americans seem to be catching on to Donald Trump's abysmal COVID-19 crisis management skills as even Republicans wonder why we still don't have enough test kits, ventilators or medical supplies. A new Associated Press/National Opinion Research Center poll found that only 44% approve of Trump’s response to the virus so far.
However, Americans are more satisfied with state officials. In the survey, 57% said they approve of their state government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. And, in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is approaching superhero [or Derek Jeter] status.
New York Daily News: "A plurality of voters from every corner of the the state approve of his [Cuomo's] handling of the crisis, including 95% of Democrats, 87% of independents and even 70% of Republicans"....
2. Gun Sales Skyrocket: Apparently, many Americans believe that we are witnessing the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and are stocking up on firearms and ammunition.
Boise State Public Radio: "Retailers sold more than 2.5 million firearms in March, a year-over-year increase of 85%, according to estimates from industry research firm Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF)."
And, the FBI says firearm background checks soared to 3,740,688 during the month, over 1 million more than in March 2019.
To my knowledge, there have been no studies yet, but might there be some causal relationship between the hoarding of toilet paper and the perceived need to own a firearm?
By: Don Lam & Curated Content