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Monmouth Poll: Booker at just 1% nationally among Democrats

Biden leads Sanders 35%-15%

By David Wildstein, May 23 2019 12:14 pm

Cory Booker has favorables of 41%-13% among Democratic voters nationwide, according to a new Monmouth University poll released today.

The New Jersey senator scores just 1% nationally in a poll that shows Joe Biden leading Bernie Sanders 33%-15%, with Kamala Harris at 11% and Elizabeth Warren at 10%.  Booker trails Peter Buttigieg (6%), Beto O’Rourke (4%), and Amy Klobuchar (3%).

In states with early primaries and caucuses, Biden leads with 26%, with Sanders and Harris each at 14%.  Booker did not place in the fifteen Democratic presidential candidates polling at 1% or more.

“We are still nine months away from the first votes being cast. In past cycles, we used to focus mainly on the insider game of courting big donors at this stage. That ‘invisible primary’ has now morphed into a very visible pre-primary focused on national media attention at the expense of putting down firmer roots in the early voting states, “said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Booker’s favorables are up from 40%-16% in an April 2019 Monmouth poll.

The poll shows some improvement for the women candidates seeking the nomination.

“Women are commanding a larger slice of Democratic support than they were a few weeks ago and we are seeing bumps in their individual voter ratings. We can’t parse out the exact reasons from this one poll, but recent efforts by certain states to restrict access to abortion services may be playing a role in the closer look these candidates are getting right now,” said Murray.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted from May 16 to 20, 2019 and has a margin of error of +/- 5%.

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