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Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The out-of-control coronavirus outbreak has pushed cities and states to reinstate economic restrictions.

The state of play: That hasn’t translated into another round of widespread laid-off workers, according to the newest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index — but in a sign of what may be to come, it found a slight upturn in the number of workers that said they were temporarily furloughed or laid off.

  • And 8% of those surveyed said their employer shut down business completely — the biggest share since August.

What they’re saying: The “data points are more indicating the direction of something, more than saying the economy has screeched to a halt,” says Chris Jackson, SVP of public affairs at Ipsos.

The bottom line: The labor market is being monitored for signs of a backsliding recovery amid the coast-to-coast surge in COVID-19 infections and renewed lockdowns.

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GOP voters choose Trump — again

Data: Ipsos/Axios survey; Chart: Axios Visuals

Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.

The state of play: A majority of Republicans still think Trump was right to challenge his election loss, support him, don’t blame him for the Capitol mob and want him to be the Republican nominee in 2024.

Mike Allen, author of AM
Jan 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Republicans and Democrats agree — the country is falling apart

Data: Ipsos/Axios poll. Chart: Axios Visuals

The two parties agree: In a new Axios-Ipsos poll, fourth-fifths of Americans — both Republicans and Democrats — say America is falling apart.

Why it matters: The question, asked Tuesday and Wednesday, reflects the collision of crises besetting the country — the backdrop of a pandemic, recession, decoupling of red/blue America, and racial injustice and the immediacy of the Capitol insurrection, followed by Impeachment II.

Romney's rising star (with Democrats)

Data: Ipsos/Axios survey; Chart: Axios Visuals

Utah's Mitt Romney is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to how fellow Republicans view him. But the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee is crushing it with Democrats, the Axios-Ipsos poll found.

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