U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, has favorables of 46%-32% in his home state of New Jersey, according to a poll Rutgers-Eagleton/ Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released this morning.
Booker is at 68%-15% among New Jersey Democrats, and 46%-27% among independents. Republicans give him upside-down favorables of 11%-76%.
The former Newark mayor does best among women (51%-26%) and non-white New Jerseyans (52%-24%).
is also up for re-election to the Senate next year. New Jersey law permits Booker to run for president and U.S. Senate simultaneously.
The state’s senior senator, Bob Menendez, comes off a landslide re-election win with upside-down favorables of 21%-47%. He’s at 33%-36% among Democrats and 19%-46% among independents. He’s even upside-down among non-white voters, 21%-52%.
Menendez is not up for re-election until 2024.
The poll contacted 1,203 adults between March 7-22. Of this sample, 621 were contacted on landlines and cellphones and 582 through an online probability-based panel. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.
NJ Favorables - Release - Rutgers-Eagleton-FDU Poll - 4.8.19 - EMBARGOED PDF