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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:21 PM

Poll: Booker has big edge over Lautenberg for Senate

A new poll released on Sen. Frank Lautenberg's 89th birthday is a mixed bag for the Democrat, with New Jersey voters saying they like the job he's doing but don't think he should run for another term.

Lautenberg gets a 50% job-approval rating in the Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday, but 45% say he doesn't deserve to be re-elected.

The senator is up for re-election in 2014, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a 43-year-old Democrat with a national following, has already taken steps to run for Lautenberg's seat.

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In a hypothetical match-up between the two Democrats, Booker leads Lautenberg 51% to 30% in the Quinnipiac Poll. The mayor led the senator by 22 percentage points in a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released earlier this month.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/01/23/booker-lautenberg-senate-poll-quinnipiac/1858189/

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Reply Poll: Booker has big edge over Lautenberg for Senate (Original post)
Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
JustAnotherGen Jan 2013 #1
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #2
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #3
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #4
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #5
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #6

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

1. Love Lautenberg

He has served his country well! He has served us in NJ well. But I see the Booker thing. It would be a hard vote for me as I feel Lautenberg is much more of a Progressive than a Centrist Liberal (how I define Booker) AND Lautenberg understands what it means to build a business from the ground up (husband is small business owner) - but on the other hand . . .


Booker is young and less likely to die during his tenure.

For folks not in the know - Lautenberg has had some health issues the past few years. Over them now - but I wouldn't want to risk a Christie appointment in the event of his death.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:06 AM

7. I agree with you--I wouldn't want to risk a Christie appointment in the event

of his death either.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. I am personally indebted to Lautenberg and the other Senators responsible

for the post-9/11 GI Bill--that has been a huge benefit to my family. That said, it is time to let a younger generation take over.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:01 PM

3. My PREDICTION on this race

Lautenberg WILL WIN the senior citizens will not vote for Booker mark my word

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:54 AM

4. At 89, I agree he shouldn't run again

we don't need a GOP governor selecting a temp or replacement senator.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:57 AM

5. So you want to DISCRIMINATE against him because of his age

Sounds like some shit the rethugs would do

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:04 AM

6. If I were a democrat in NJ I would take his age into account, yes.

Because you also have a GOP governor who could appoint his successor. These politicians want to hang on to the very end. We had Robert Byrd and others die in office in their 90's. He's done a good job but there are times when people have to face the inevitable. I believe the same thing about the US Supreme Court. Some of our elderly liberals should resign in the next year or so, so that Obama can appoint a there replacement.

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