Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 10, 2015
June 10, 2015
I'm a Poll Man:
Who could run our country better, a shark or a politician? This isn't a trick question --most people think the shark would do a better job.
A new poll from the Washington Post has pit the current presidential candidates' favorability ranking against four Hollywood villains, and right now, the villains have a better approval rating (favorability being the favorable ratings minus the unfavorable ratings from the latest the Washington Post-ABC News and Quinnipiac polls).
The Terminator is in first place with a rating of +20 points, followed by Darth Vader at +11, the aforementioned Shark from "Jaws" at +7, and presidential candidate BERNIE SANDERS rounds out the positives with +1 percent.
MARCO RUBIO is at an even 0, and HILLARY CLINTON and BARACK OBAMA are both tied at -4. RAND PAUL and SCOTT WALKER weigh in at -9 and -10, respectively. MIKE HUCKABEE, TED CRUZ, JEB BUSH, RICK SANTORUM, CHRIS CHRISTIE and DONALD TRUMP all weigh in under everyone's favorite Dark Lord, Voldemort.
That's right: Voldemort might have killed Harry Potter's parents, chased him and his teenage friends down, fed his enemies to a giant snake: but at least he's not a Republican. (AB)
--Darth Vader: +11
--The Shark from Jaws: +7
--Bernie Sanders: +1
--Marco Rubio: 0
--Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: -4
--Rand Paul: -9
--Scott Walker: -10
--(tie) Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz: -13
--(tie) Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum: -18
--Chris Christie: -26
--Donald Trump -56
Planet Fitness is inviting everyone in the U.S. and Canada to work out for free on June 11 (tomorrow).
Marketing VP JAMIE MEDEIROS tells Marketing Daily the "Free Day of Fitness" celebrates the opening of the chain's one-thousandth club. "This is such a big milestone for our brand, so when we started to look at what we stand for, and our pillars of judgment-free workouts, and creating an atmosphere that is all-inclusive and affordable, we thought, 'Why not let everybody try it for free?'" she says.
And while the promotion also includes a special one-day sale offering memberships for $10 down and then $10 a month, Medeiros insists "there's no catch, and we're trying not to use it as an opportunity to come at people with a hard sell."
Fun fact: The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association reports the number of health clubs in the U.S. climbed 6.4 percent in 2014, with revenue rising 7.4 percent to $24.2 billion. (Kaye)
It's no surprise we live in a disposable society, but would you believe that women are throwing away brand-new clothes? The UK's Daily Mail reports a new study of 2,000 females discovered that most items are put on just seven times and one-third of the fairer sex consider something "old" after wearing it less than three-times!
We can partially blame social media for this new trend --one in three fashionistas don't want to be tagged twice in the same outfit on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, while 49% blame ditching new duds on changes in weight and almost a quarter don't like their impulse buys after getting them home. (Lee)
Armpit hair is a thing this summer. "Girls" co-star JEMIMA KIRKE flashed some "fur" at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards red carpet. LENA DUNHAM has said growing our her underarm hair is at the top of her summer to-do list. And, of course, there's MILEY CYRUS, who never misses an opportunity to show off her unshaven arms. And in China, New York magazine's The Cut says women's rights advocates there are holding an armpit-hair contest that's taking off around the country. Their website has garnered more than 1 million page views. (Bartha)
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