Nov 6, 2018

1 in 6 say it's their first time voting in a midterm election

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One in six voters said this was their first time voting in a midterm election, according to early exit polls, CNN reports. In 2014, 36.4% of eligible voters voted in the midterm election, down from 2010 when 40.9% voted, per TIME.

The big picture: Two-thirds of voters showed up to the polls because of President Trump. According to CBS News, 39% of them said they showed up as a protest of Trump. A majority of voters said they think the country is headed in the wrong direction, per the AP.

By the numbers:

  • Only 2 in 10 voters say the economy and immigration are their top issues, both of which the GOP focused on in their messaging this election cycle, per CNN.
  • Approximately 4 in 10 voters said health care was the most important problem facing the country, which many Democratic candidates focused on.
  • GOP v. Democrat: Democrats have a lead in favorability ratings by party, per NBC News.

On the policies:

  • Immigration: 48% said Trump’s immigration policies are too tough, 32% said they are about right, and 16% said they are not tough enough, per CBS News.
  • Taxes: 31% said they think Trump’s tax laws have hurt their finances while 28% said they helped.
  • Trade: 31% said Trump’s trade policies have hurt their area, 25% said they helped, and 36% said they had no impact.

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Coronavirus updates: Global death toll tops 32,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 32,000 people around the world — with Italy alone reporting over 10,000 deaths, per data from Johns Hopkins.

The big picture: The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. surpassed 2,000 on Saturday. The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus infections, with more than 125,000 by noon on Sunday. The number of those recovered from the virus in the U.S. surpassed on Saturday evening.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 685,623 — Total deaths: 32,137 — Total recoveries: 145,706.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in cases. Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 125,313 — Total deaths: 2,197 — Total recoveries: 2,612.
  3. Federal government latest: Trump announces new travel advisories for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, but rules out quarantine enforcement.
  4. Public health updates: Fauci says 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from virus.
  5. State updates: Louisiana governor says state is on track to exceed ventilator capacity by end of this week.
  6. World updates: In Spain, over 1,400 people were confirmed dead between Thursday to Saturday.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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Fixing America's broken coronavirus supply chain

Polowczyk speaks at a coronavirus briefing at the White House, March 23. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The senior Navy officer now in charge of fixing America's coronavirus supply chain is trying to fill the most urgent needs: ventilators and personal protective gear. But barely a week into his role at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he's still trying to establish what's in the pipeline and where it is.

Driving the news: "Today, I, as leader of FEMA's supply chain task force, am blind to where all the product is," Rear Adm. John Polowczyk tells Axios.

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