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U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey campaigns in Iowa over Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Photo courtesy of the Booker campaign.

Monmouth Poll: Booker at 1% in Iowa

Biden leads Warren, 27%-19%

By David Wildstein, August 08 2019 11:00 am

A new Monmouth University poll has Cory Booker at just 1% among likely caucus-goers in Iowa, with Joe Biden leading Elizabeth Warren by 9 points, 27%-19%.

Booker is down from 3% in an April Monmouth poll.

Biden has remained even from April, when he was at 27%, but Warren and Kamala Harris have both surged since the last poll.   Warren has soared from 7% to 19% and Harris has jumped from 7% to 11%.    Bernie Sanders, who was at 16% on April, is now at 9%.

Beto O’Rourke has dropped from 6% to 1%.

Pete Buttigieg is running fifth with 8%, followed by Amy Klobuchar (3%), Tom Steyer (3%), Kristin Gillibrand (2%) and Andrew Yang (2%).

The New Jersey senator has favorables of 56%-16%, nearly identical to his 54%-16% in the April poll.

“The impact of the virtual option is highly uncertain. As it stands right now, the virtual caucus could help Joe Biden by adding to his total voter share by racking up support from people who would not venture out on a cold February night.  However, if it also attracts a high number of people who would otherwise caucus in person, then candidates could end up wasting votes because the virtual delegate share is capped,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. “On the other hand, the importance of Iowa really is about momentum more than delegates. If the Iowa Democratic Party reports the initial voter preference count on caucus night, it could make the front-runner look even more formidable if there is an overwhelming turnout in the virtual caucus.  If the party does not report these results right away, though, then the caucus night media coverage might focus on someone who did not fare as well in total turnout but did a better job of organizing delegate wins at key caucus sites.”

Booker today picked up the endorsement of Iowa State Rep. Monica Kurth, Ames City Councilwoman Amber Corrieri, and several other prominent Democratic activists.

He was also endorsed today by New Hampshire State Rep. Donald Bouchard.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted from August 1-4, 2019 with 401 Iowa voters who are likely to attend the Democratic presidential caucuses in February 2020, out of 681 registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters who were contacted for the poll.  The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.

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