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U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez, left, and Cory Booker in 2018.

Booker home state favorables at 46%-32%

New poll says Dem presidential candidate at 68%-15% among NJ Democrats

By David Wildstein, April 09 2019 12:01 am

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%.

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