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Shipping containers with unclaimed bottles of water in Puerto Rico. Photo: Richardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

Puerto Rican residents believe that the response from all levels of government, including that of President Trump, has been inadequate, according to Washington Post/Kasier Family Foundation polling data.

Why it matters: Trump touted the country's response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that slammed Puerto Rico, saying the administration did an "unappreciated great job." Puerto Rican residents see things differently — not only with Trump, but with their own local government as well.

The issue: Nearly a year after Maria rolled through Puerto Rico, residents are still reporting that basic necessities are not being fulfilled by government aid.

  • 83% report major damage to their homes, a loss of power for more than three months, and health and employment issues in the year following of the storm.
  • 93% of residents say they need more resources to repair roads and highways in their areas.

Driving the news: Aid from all levels of government has fallen through the cracks in many cases. Most recently, thousands of bottles of water were discovered having been left on a tarmac, becoming contaminated and undrinkable.

  • 80% of those surveyed viewed Trump's response to the storm unfavorably.
  • But it's not just Trump: 74% view the Puerto Rican government's response as unfavorable and 67% feel the same about Governor Ricardo Rosselló's response.

What they're saying: Residents believe that if another storm hits the island, it will be debilitating. Many also say, including Senator Ben Sasse, that it may be necessary to look at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's shortcomings to find areas of improvement in hopes of being prepared for another disaster.

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Driving the news: Democrats are still negotiating what to keep in the bill and how to pay for it, with Biden saying on Thursday that the party does not have the votes to raise the corporate tax rate.

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Catch up quick: Roughly two dozen news outlets had agreed to hold stories based on leaked materials from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen for Monday publication — but the embargo fell apart Friday night as participating newsrooms posted a batch of articles ahead of the weekend.