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Monmouth Poll: Booker approvals 51%

By Joey Fox, September 23 2021 11:00 am

U.S. Senator Cory Booker holds an approval rating of 51-32% among New Jersey voters, according to a new poll released today by the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Booker was re-elected just last year against Republican Rik Mehta by a 57-41% margin, the largest margin in the state’s Class II Senate seat since Sen. Bill Bradley’s landslide victory in 1984.

Among Democrats, Booker has a commanding 86-4% approval rating, but only 8% of Republicans approve of the senator; independents are split slightly in Booker’s favor at 44-36%.

One of only three currently serving Black senators, Booker has a 67% approval rating from voters of color. He barely breaks even, meanwhile, with white voters at 43-41% approve.

Booker reached his all-time high for approval ratings in Monmouth polls last May, when 57% of respondents said they approved of him. At no point since Monmouth began polling Booker’s approval ratings in December 2013 have they been underwater.

The Monmouth University Polling Institute was in the field from September 16-20 with a sample size of 804 New Jersey voters and a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

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