Cory Booker tops 50 percent in new poll

According to Quinnipiac, the Newark Mayor is way ahead in the senate race in New Jersey

By Jillian Rayfield
Published July 9, 2013 1:07PM (EDT)

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a huge lead in both the Democratic primary and the general election, in the race to fill the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat.

In the Democratic primary, Booker comes in at 52 percent, followed by Rep. Frank Pallone at 10 percent, Rep. Rush Holt at 8 percent, and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver at 3 percent. 26 percent are undecided, according to the poll.

In the Republican primary, tea partier Steve Lonegan is way ahead of his opponent, at 62 percent.

From Q:

In possible general election matchups:

Booker beats Lonegan 53 - 30 percent;

Pallone gets 38 percent to Lonegan's 34 percent;

Holt gets 37 percent to Lonegan's 36 percent;

Lonegan gets 37 percent to Oliver's 35 percent.

Jillian Rayfield

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

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