“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 12, 2017

first_imgPlease take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that todays “Readers Forum” will provoke “…honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the West Franklin Street parking vote should had been would be tabled by City Council? If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]center_img EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Trump approval dips amid mounting coronavirus death toll, trails Biden by 8 points

first_imgMore Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of US adults approved of Trump’s performance in office, which is down 4 points from a similar poll that ran in mid-April. Fifty-six percent disapprove of Trump, up by 5 points in the same span.It also found that 46% of registered voters said they would back Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election, while 38% would vote for Trump. That compared with a 2-point Biden lead in Reuters/Ipsos polling last week. Americans also appear to be increasingly critical of the way Trump has handled the health crisis. According to the poll, those who disapprove of Trump’s performance at the helm of the country’s pandemic response outnumber those who approve by 13 percentage points – the highest level of net disapproval since the poll started asking the question at the beginning of March.Trump initially downplayed the threat of the virus that has killed more than 80,000 people in the United States, the highest death toll of any country. He has sometimes contradicted disease specialists in his administration, promoted potential treatments that were not found effective and has accused Democratic governors of reopening their states slowly in order to hurt his re-election chances.The Republican president has defended his administration’s handling of the crisis and has accused China of failing to alert the world to the severity and scope of the outbreak, which has hammered the economy.Biden has routinely led Trump among polls of registered voters this year. But his lead had been steadily eroding until this week.The public sees Trump as the stronger candidate for job creation, while Biden is seen as better suited on healthcare issues. The poll showed that the public was split over which candidate would be better for dealing with the coronavirus response.The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,112 American adults, including 973 who identified as registered voters. It had a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of plus or minus 4 percentage points.Topics :last_img read more

Matthew 25 Ministries brings relief to tornado-ravaged south

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Matthew 25 Ministries is making the trip tornado-ravaged Alabama this week. In a post on Facebook the group said:Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the deadly tornadoes that swept through Alabama and Georgia on Sunday.Our Disaster Response Team will depart tomorrow morning to provide aid to people impacted by these storms. Matthew 25 is also shipping a semi of aid to partners within the affected areas this week. The shipment will be filled with products such as personal care items, paper products, and batteries.Visit http://www.m25m.org/disaster/setornadoes19 for more information on our response and to learn how you can help. We are keeping all those affected by these storms in our thoughts and prayers.This story will be updated.last_img