Apr 5, 2017

Polls: Public opposes internet privacy rollback

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Two recent polls say that public opinion is tilted against the Republican maneuver that overturned privacy rules for broadband providers like Comcast and AT&T.

  • Priorities USA, a liberal group, says that 83 percent of voters polled opposed passing the measure and six percent supported it. Sixty-six percent of people who strongly approved of the job President Trump has been doing opposed the measure. The poll was conducted by Civis Analytics with a margin-of-error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percent.
  • A Huffington Post/YouGov poll found that almost three quarters of people thought Trump should veto the measure (he signed it). It had a margin of error of 4.1 percent.

Why it matters: The use of an obscure law to roll back the rules has triggered significant press attention, and Democrats hope it will help them get the edge on vulnerable Republicans who voted for it. Whether that's the case remains to be seen.

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Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

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Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

The big picture: It's an end to the campaign of the leading progressive in the race — and the candidate who seemed to be the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination just a few months ago. It also makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee four months before the party's convention in Milwaukee.

Indians look to Taiwan amid China's coronavirus missteps

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Many Indians are angry at China and the World Health Organization for their perceived mishandling of the coronavirus. The efficiency and transparency of Taiwan's response to the epidemic, in contrast, has made it a topic of renewed sympathy and interest in India.

Why it matters: The coronavirus crisis is showcasing Taiwan's democratic system of governance on an international stage, the biggest soft power win for the country in years.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 1,447,466 — Total deaths: 83,471 — Total recoveries: 308,215Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 399,929 — Total deaths: 12,911 — Total recoveries: 22,539Map.
  3. 2020 latest: The results for Wisconsin's primary elections won't be released until April 13. Thousands of residents cast ballots in person.
  4. Federal government latest: The U.S. has begun to see "glimmers of hope" despite its highest recorded number of deaths in 24 hours, Anthony Fauci said.
  5. Public health latest: Surgeon General Jerome Adams highlighted the disproportionate impact the illness is having on African-American communities.
  6. 🚌 Public transit: Systems across the country are experiencing ridership collapse, squeezed funding streams and slow recovery from the pandemic.
  7. What should I do? Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers 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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