Call it the Biden Bump. Already the front-runner in early polls, Joe Biden is getting a significant bounce out of his campaign rollout, according to Morning Consult’s weekly tracking poll of the Democratic presidential race.Story Continued Below Biden, who announced his bid last Thursday and held his first rally Monday in Pittsburgh, is now the first choice of more than a third of those who plan to participate in their state’s Democratic primary or caucus, with 36 percent of Democratic voters saying they prefer the former vice president as the party’s nominee to take on President Donald Trump next year. That is a 6-point increase from last week, when Biden led the pack with 30 percent.The poll was conducted April 22-28, surveying 15,475 voters who plan to vote in a Democratic primary or caucus. The margin of error is plus or minus 1 percentage point. Biden’s mini-surge gives him a 14-point lead over the second-place candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is … [Read more...] about Poll: Biden gets 6-point launch bounce
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Goodwin Globe Staff April 10, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren raised $6 million in her first three months as a presidential candidate, her campaign announced Wednesday, a total that falls short of several Democratic newcomers and spurs questions about her gamble to swear off some common funding tactics in a bid to stand out in a crowded field.The senator’s $6 million haul from 135,000 donors puts her near the back of the pack of top-tier Democratic candidates but is enough to keep her operation afloat — a development that probably will ease the concerns of some allies who worried her first quarter totals would be dismal after she decided to swear off courting wealthy donors. In a bright spot for her campaign, Warren gained considerable fund-raising momentum as the quarter wore on. She raised $1.4 million in the last week of March … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren raises $6 million in first quarter
8 ways to set yourself up for fitness success in 2019 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You probably don’t need me to remind you that 2019 is just around the corner. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/8-ways-to-set-yourself-up-for-fitness-success-in-2019-37604042.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/article37124754.ece/72cf2/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-17_lif_42539980_I2.JPG Email You probably don’t need me to remind you that 2019 is just around the corner. And as you already know, January is the perfect time for the 'new year, new me' mindset to kick in. However, with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas to get through before then, it can be all too easy to ignore the fact that we still have an entire month where we can already begin to get a head start on those New Year’s weight loss and fitness goals. But why shouldn’t we make the most of it? Or at least, why shouldn’t we use it to prepare as best as possible for the start of the New Year? … [Read more...] about 8 ways to set yourself up for fitness success in 2019
This is a nearly perfect definition of a hot streak: Jenny Hitchings of Sacramento, California, has set four American age-group records in four months. And in so doing, she’s erased a mark held by one of the sport’s giants. For the 55-year-old Hitchings, the record-fest started in August, when she ran a women’s-only 5K in a sizzling 18:05. (That’s 5:49 pace.) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In September, she ran a 10-miler, the Buffalo Stampede, in 1:01:20 (6:08 pace). In October, the best time for a half-marathon went down: The previous mark was 1:23:09, set by Shirley Matson, 22 years ago. Hitchings took nearly two minutes off that time when she ran 1:21:13 at the Urban Cow Half Marathon (6:12 pace). Finally in November, the weekend after Thanksgiving, Hitchings ran a 10K in Sacramento and finished in 37:27 (6:01 pace). In so doing, she knocked 53 seconds off the record that Joan Benoit Samuelson set five years ago. The four performances … [Read more...] about Blazing Fast Masters Champion Sets Four American Records in Four Months
Getty ImagesCaiaimage/Richard Johnson Strava’s annual report is out, and the numbers show cyclists spent the year crushing their goals—and consuming copious amounts of coffee.The new Strava report shows 36 million athletes from 195 countries worldwide logged 6.67 billion miles from September 2017 through August 2018. The data showed an average of 15 million activities uploaded per week. Athletes had 32 sports to choose from, which means a whole lot of data. Here, we’ve highlighted the most interesting findings from a year in logged workouts so you can see how your riding compared to cyclists worldwide, and how other sports compare. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Cyclists enjoy a good caffeine jolt more than anything when it comes to a postride treat. Second to coffee, we reach for a postride beer. Satisfying a sweet tooth comes only after getting a great buzz. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below … [Read more...] about Strava’s Year in Sport Numbers Are In. How Do Your Rides Compare?