Cory Booker Holds Strong Lead In NJ Senate Race
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is currently leading prospective opponents for the Democratic nomination for Senate in New Jersey:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a 43-point lead over his closest competitor in a 2014 Democratic primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat, a new poll shows.
Half of all Democratic voters in New Jersey said they would back Booker in a primary, compared to just seven percent for Rep. Frank Pallone and four percent for Rep. Rush Holt. About a third of Democratic primary voters are undecided, according to the Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.
Much of this is a reflection of Booker’s name recognition, of course, and we’re likely to see the race tighten once New Jerseyans actually start focusing on it. Nonetheless. the Newark Mayor is in an excellent position at the moment.