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Booker up 30 points over Mehta in Rutgers-Eagleton poll

Republicans haven’t won a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey since 1972

By David Wildstein, October 29 2020 11:44 am

Democrat Cory Booker has a 61%-31% lead over Republican Rik Mehta in his bid to win a U.S. Senate seat for the third time, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of likely voters shows.

Among registered voters, Booker has a 59%-30% lead over Mehta, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official and a first-time candidate.

Booker has a lead of 63%

Booker has favorables of 56%-32% in New Jersey.  The poll did not test favorable for Mehta.

Mehta leads Booker among Republicans, 78%-10%, while Booker is receiving 93% of Democrats.  Among self-identified independents, Booker leads by a 57%-31% margin.

Booker leads 52%-40% among men, 69%-23% among women, 50%-41% among white voters, 91%-5% among Black voters, and 73%-22% among Hispanics.

The Democrat also has a 61%-32% lead among New Jersey likely voters over age 65.

The statewide poll of 1,001 adults was conducted from October 18-24 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.8%.

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