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A majority of Americans approve of President Trump's handling of the economy for the first time, according to CNBC's All-America Economic Survey, which has tracked the number since he first took office.

Why it matters: Confidence in Trump's handling of the economy seems to be tied to his overall approval ratings, which could be good news for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Americans on Trump, by the numbers:

  • There are more Americans who believe the economy is excellent than there are those who believe it is poor for the first time in the 10-year history of the survey.
  • A huge gap in Trump's economic approval and overall approval exists for non-white Americans: 39% approve of his job with the economy, but only 23% approve of his performance as president.
  • Trump's overall disapproval rating has reached a record low: 47%.
  • 51% of Americans disapprove of Trump's immigration policies — unchanged from last quarter and last year, despite the controversy over family separations dominating the news during the polling.
  • Yes, but: Only 25% of those surveyed credit Trump directly for the healthy economy — however, only 3% credit Republicans in Congress.

Go deeper: 5 signs the U.S. economy is in good shape.

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Ipsos poll: COVID trick-or-treat

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note ±3.3% margin of error for the total sample size; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

About half of Americans are worried that trick-or-treating will spread coronavirus in their communities, according to this week's installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: This may seem like more evidence that the pandemic is curbing our nation's cherished pastimes. But a closer look reveals something more nuanced about Americans' increased acceptance for risk around activities in which they want to participate.

Updated 9 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: The good and bad news about antibody therapies — Fauci: Hotspots have materialized across "the entire country."
  2. World: Belgium imposes lockdown, citing "health emergency" due to influx of cases.
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Education: Surge threatens to shut classrooms down again.
  5. Technology: The pandemic isn't slowing tech.
  6. Travel: CDC replaces COVID-19 cruise ban with less restrictive "conditional sailing order."
  7. Sports: High school football's pandemic struggles.
  8. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.
Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Updated 10 hours ago - Economy & Business

Dunkin' Brands agrees to $11B Inspire Brands sale

Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Dunkin' Brands, operator of both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, agreed on Friday to be taken private for nearly $11.3 billion, including debt, by Inspire Brands, a restaurant platform sponsored by private equity firm Roark Capital.

Why it matters: Buying Dunkin’ will more than double Inspire’s footprint, making it one of the biggest restaurant deals in the past 10 years. This could ultimately set up an IPO for Inspire, which already owns Arby's, Jimmy John's and Buffalo Wild Wings.