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Poll: New Jersey says Booker bears some responsibility for Newark water crisis

79% of New Jersey have heard about lead contamination in Newark’s drinking water

By David Wildstein, September 19 2019 11:00 am

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The Newark drinking water crisis is potentially problematic at home for U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.

Nearly four out of five New Jerseyans (79%) have heard something about lead contaminants in the city’s water system, and 61% of the state think Booker bears responsibility for the problem, according to a Monmouth University poll released today.

The Monmouth Poll shows that 46% of the state has heard a lot about the Newark water problem and 33% say they’ve heard a little about it.

Nearly three out of ten New Jerseyans (28%) believe Booker bears a great deal of responsibility for the crisis, while 23% say some of the responsibility ought to be attributed to Booker.  Another 10% say he gets a little responsibility and just 10% of the state says none of the problem rests on Booker’s doorstep.

In North Jersey, 31% say Booker deserves a great deal of responsibility for the water crisis.

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