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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:20 PM

Poll: Cory Booker’s Best Bet May Be A 2014 Senate Run



TOM KLUDT 2:23 PM EST, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2012

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) looking increasingly invincible, a poll released Thursday offers an alternative higher office for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker (D).

The latest automated survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Booker as the overwhelming preference among New Jersey Democrats to run in the state's 2014 U.S. Senate race. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who is 88, has not announced if he will seek a sixth term, but Thursday's poll indicates that his in-state party peers would rather see a Booker candidacy. Given the choice between the two, 59 percent of Garden State Democrats prefer Booker as the party's 2014 nominee, while only 22 percent prefer Lautenberg.

Moreover, Booker's 23-point edge over GOP Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno among all voters is wider than Lautenberg's 15-point margin in the hypothetical general election matchups. Booker has not announced whether he will challenge Christie in the state's gubernatorial election next year, but recent polls have shown that the Democrat may be no match for the ulta-popular Republican governor.

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tabbycat31 Nov 2012 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. That will be an interesting race

However, I'm not sure that I would vote for Booker in a primary. I know Frank Pallone has been interested in the seat for ages now, and he'd be my primary pick.

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. Booker is better off running for Governor in 2017

The democrats don't even have a candidate to run against Christy in 2013 I don't think Booker is interested in losing next year to Christy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:11 PM

3. Ultra-popular gov. for now. This guy's got a big mouth and is angry. He's gonna piss a lot of people

in the next. Let's remember his Mr. good guy act had little to do with Obama and much to do
about him. Its gotten so bad for progressives that many of us want to Believe that Christie is
a reformed man. My ass...... Christie when running for Pres. is gonna take a hard turn to the
right just like Romney..

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