Cory Booker is widely liked by 2020 Democratic voters, but only 3% of voters support him as their first choice

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Sen. Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign is struggling to take off despite being widely liked.
Since he first announced his campaign in February, Booker has attempted to position himself as the “love candidate.” Booker is widely liked amongst supporters of top-tier candidates.
Over 25% of Bernie Sanders’ supporters, 19% of Elizabeth Warren’s supporters, and 32% of Joe Biden’s supporters all said they like Booker.
The problem? On average, people who support Booker also like at least six other candidates.
Insider data seems to suggest that most people do genuinely like Booker, but that in 2020, being liked simply isn’t enough on its own for a secure shot at the election.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s floundering 2020 presidential bid shows how simply being likable may not be enough to win an election.

According to Insider polling, 59% of Democratic voters know who Booker is and 34% of them say they would be satisfied with him as the nominee. What’s more, about 20% of Democratic primary voters overall say they would be satisfied with Booker as the nominee.

Despite all that support, the 50-year-old senator is polling at just around 3% in the latest Morning Consult poll. That’s good for 6th place. Making matters worse, Booker’s campaign has hovered between 2% and 5% support for the past 10 months.

Several times each month since last December, Insider asked over 1,100 respondents about the Democratic field, specifically, if they’d be satisfied or unsatisfied with known each of the known primary candidates as the nominee. More details on what we poll and what we ask can be found here.

The Love Candidate

If Booker was looking for love, then that plan largely worked! Just about everyone planning to vote in the Democratic primary really does appear to …read more

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15 of the most underrated travel destinations of the year, so far

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Some of the most incredible travel destinations are a bit under the radar.
Santorini and Mykonos are popular spots in Greece, but Crete is also full of beautiful beaches.
Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a quaint beach town that’s perfect for those looking to get away from city life.
Paris might get all of the attention, but Lyon, France, is also worth visiting.
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Many crowds are drawn to popular travel destinations, but sometimes the best spots are the under-the-radar places you may not have heard of yet.

Here are some of the most underrated travel destinations of the year, so far.

Head to Kraków in Poland if you’re looking for a charming European city.

There are so many old and beautiful cities to visit in Europe that it’s easy to just focus on the major ones, but there are tons of underrated spots worth visiting, including Kraków, Poland.

In the city’s historic central district Old Town, visitors will find attractions like Market Square, which is filled with shops, museums, and historic statues.

Travelers can also check out Planty Park, one of the largest city parks in the area, or Floriańska Street, a bustling spot that’s perfect for shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, and drinking cheap beer.

Whitefish, Montana, is a perfect getaway for those who love nature.

Those looking to immerse themselves in nature will want to check out Whitefish, Montana.

Depending on the season, this resort town in the Rocky Mountains offers great skiing or hiking — and it offers stunning views of the mountains year-round

Visitors can also explore the nearby Glacier National Park, get cozy in an art gallery, or try rock climbing.

Many visit Mexico for its amazing beaches, but Mexico City is a great spot for adventure.

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This video gives a rare look inside Apple’s $5 billion ‘spaceship’ headquarters (AAPL)

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A Youtube video recently spotted by The Loop’s Dave Mark gives a tour of Apple’s ‘spaceship’ headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The campus was finished in 2018, and cost about $5 billion to construct.
It’s usually closed to the public, except for a visitor center or for press events held at Steve Jobs Theater.
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Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters in Cupertino, CA, was completed last year. With a circular, futuristic design that’s instantly recognizable, it’s often called the “spaceship.” The public rarely gets to see inside the building, though, and visitors are only allowed in a certain areas.

But an August video from YouTuber Yongsung Kim, recently spotted by The Loop executive editor Dave Mark, gives the rest of us a chance to see inside Apple’s famed headquarters.

The headquarters was completed in 2018 and cost Apple $5 billion. There’s a visitors center and store for tourists looking to check out the campus where can buy official Apple apparel and merchandise only available to purchase there.

Steve Jobs Theater, a circular building next to the “spaceship” portion of the campus, offers 360-degree views thanks to its circular, all-glass walls. Once inside, a marble staircase leads to an underground auditorium, and at least once a year press are invited inside to see the next Apple products announced.

The large, donut-shaped ring of Apple Park is the main building where some 12,000 Apple employees work. The campus is also eco-friendly, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors with four-story glass windows, large orchards that supply fruit for the cafeterias, and solar panels on the roof.

The building is even designed to be earthquake proof, according to former design chief Jony Ive. He told the New York Times that he and former CEO Steve …read more

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Mashed potato makeover! 14 new ways to take your taters to the next level this Thanksgiving

Don’t get us wrong — we love classic fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes made with just butter, milk, salt and pepper. But there’s nothing wrong with a little flavor exploration! Check out all the yum-o options below, and watch the video above for six more ways to amp up your taters and wow your guests this Thanksgiving!

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