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U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe

Booker national approvals at 43%-12%, new Monmouth Poll says

Biden leads Dem field with 28%

By David Wildstein, March 11 2019 12:00 pm

New Jersey’s Cory Booker has favorable of 43%-12% among Democrats nationally, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released today.

Booker is at 5% — 6th place out of 23 candidates polled – with nearly half (45%) of Democrats unfamiliar with the two-term U.S. Senator and former Newark mayor.

The Monmouth Poll has former Vice President Joe Biden leading Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) by a 28%-25% margin, followed by California Sen. Kamala Harris (10%), Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (8%) and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (6%).

If Biden doesn’t run, about 1-in-4 of his supporters break to Sanders.  Harris goes up to 15%, with O’Rourke at 7% and Booker at 6%.

“Without Biden in the race, Sanders could replicate the level of national support he had in 2016.  But it’s not clear how much more he can build on that with so many fresh faces in the field,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Booker has a net favorable of +31, which is fourth best nationally behind Biden (+68), Sanders (+53), and Harris (+42).

The poll shows little movement since the January Monmouth poll.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced last week that he would not run, registered at 2% nationally.

The Monmouth Poll was conducted from March 1-4.  The sample size is 310 and has a margin of error of +/-5.6%.

Monmouty Poll March 11 2019
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