By a margin of 53%-36%, New Jerseyans say they are inclined to re-elect Cory Booker to the United States Senate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
That’s not far off where a state that hasn’t elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1972 has been in the last few elections.
The Quinnipiac Poll did not test head-to-head match-ups with any of the six Republicans seeking the nod to take on Booker in the July 7 primary election.
Booker has approval ratings of 50%-34%. He’s at 80-10% among Democrats, 44%-31% among independents, and 17%-72% among independents.
The former Newark mayor, who was elected to the Senate seven years ago, is at 57%-31% in North Jersey, 41%-36% in Central Jersey, and 46%-34% in South Jersey.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who is not up for re-election until 2024, has approvals of 40%-36%.
Menendez has approvals of 63%-14% among Democrats, 36%-34% among independents, and 20%-66% among Republicans.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted April 30 to May 4 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.2%. Quinnipiac polled self-identified registered voters.