May 2, 2018

Poll: 62% of voters think Trump's White House is chaotic

President Trump pauses while meeting with the crew and passengers of the grounded Southwest Airlines flight. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, taken after Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew his name for Veterans Affairs secretary, says 62% of voters believe President Trump's White House is being run chaotically, while just 32% of them believe it's being run very or somewhat well, per Politico.

The state of play: Overall voters who believe the White House is being run on chaos increased from 54% in March, with just 34% of Democrats and Independents believing things are run well. However, Trump still has strong support among Republicans, with 68% of them believing the Trump White House is being run well.

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Pro-Trump warrior takes the helm of U.S. intelligence

Richard Grenell in Berlin. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

By picking Ambassador Richard Grenell to be acting director of national intelligence, President Trump has slotted a pro-Trump warrior into the ultimate apolitical role.

What they're saying: James Clapper, the longest-serving DNI (2010-2017), tells Axios it's "very worrisome installing a partisan with no real intelligence experience in this position."

Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers as Israel confirms first case

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship — as Israel confirmed its first case among evacuees from the ship.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 76,000 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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California's "woman quota" law seems to be working

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

When California passed its boardroom law requiring public companies based there to have at least one female director, there were concerns it would spark a gold rush for the same handful of well-known women — but that hasn’t happened.

Why it matters: Of the 138 women who joined all-male California boards last year, 62% are serving on their first company board, per a study by accounting firm KPMG. That means a majority of companies aren't contributing to so-called overboarding in corporate America.