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Booker job approvals strong in new Monmouth poll

Democratic U.S. Senator is at 53%-32% in his home state

By David Wildstein, April 07 2022 11:00 am

U.S. Senator Cory Booker has a strong 53%-32% job approval rating among New Jerseyans, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released on Thursday.

Booker, who might not face New Jersey voters again until 2026, is at 47%-36% among independents.  His job approvals are at  85%-8% with Democrats, and 20%-84% among Republicans.

A former mayor of Newark who won a special election in 2013 and easily won full terms in 2014 and 2020, Booker does well in all regions of the state and across every demographic category.  He’s right-side-up among men (47%-39%), and white residents (46%-40%), groups where other Democratic officeholders have struggled.  He’s as popular among college-educated New Jerseyans as he is with those with no college degree.

In 2020, Booker set a record for the most votes ever received by a statewide candidate in New Jersey.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2022 with a sample size of 802 New Jersey adults and a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

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