Poll: Cory Booker likely has his Senate race in the bag

A Q poll shows Booker with a 30-point lead in the Democratic primary next week

Topics: New Jersey, Democrats, Cory Booker, Frank Lautenberg, 2013 Elections, Steve Lonegan,

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker heading for a win in the special election to fill the late-Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s New Jersey Senate seat. According to the poll, Booker has a 30-point lead going into next week’s Democratic primary, coming in with 54 percent of the vote.

From the poll:

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone has 17 percent of likely voters, with 15 percent for U.S. Rep. Rush Holt and 5 percent for State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. Only 8 percent of voters remain undecided. This is the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University’s first measure of likely primary voters in this cycle and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

A total of 65 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, including 66 percent of Booker backers, say they definitely will vote for the candidate they have named.

In the general election, Booker still has a healthy lead against likely Republican nominee Steve Lonegan, at 54-29 percent.

 

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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