New Poll: Booker approvals at 52%-27%, Menendez at 33%-37%

U.S. Senator Cory Booker is New Jersey’s most popular public official with a 52%-27% job approval rating while U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is at 33%-37%, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Booker’s favorables are at 46%-25% and Menendez is at 22%-35%. Among Democrats, Booker’s approvals are at 70%-11%.  He’s at 50%-26% among Independents and 24%-58% among Republicans.  He does well among every demographic. Menendez’s approvals are at 39%-26%

The Inside Edge: May Election Edition

  Bayonne election may impact Hudson Dem Chair Race Among the many spoils in today’s Bayonne elections are 102 County Committee votes in next month’s election for Hudson County Democratic Chairman.  Since city employees and their families occupy the bulk of the seats, the winner of the race for mayor will have considerable sway over where the county committee goes in June.  Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Mayor Jimmy

Source: Menendez raises $1 million

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez raised over $1 million for his re-election campaign tonight, according to a source familiar with the campaign fundraising. Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker were on hand at an event that attracted more than 500 supporters of the senator’s bid for a third term. Menendez has held a “Night at the Races” event at the Meadowlands racetrack every year since 2002, when he raised

Cruz-Perez: Booker should run in 2020

State Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden) thinks U.S. Sen. Cory Booker should make a run at the presidency in 2020. “Absolutely, I love the guy,” Cruz-Perez said, referring to Booker. “I would support him 100%. I think very highly of him. I have a very good working relationship with him. I think he is an amazing person who understands the issues and is very sensitive to everybody in the nation, and

Poll: Booker 4th in New Hampshire primary poll

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is running fourth in a poll testing potential Democratic candidates in the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary -- a relatively good number considering the history of New Hampshire polls this far out. The Suffolk University poll released today has Sen. Elizabeth Warren leading with 26%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden (20%), Sen. Bernie Sanders (12.5%), and Booker with 8%. The second tier includes: