2014 Poll: Booker deserves re-election
March 3rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
7 months ago

2014 Poll: Booker deserves re-election

(CNN) - Even though Sen. Cory Booker has been in office for less than five months, a majority of New Jersey voters questioned in a new poll say the freshman Democratic lawmaker deserves a full six year term in the Senate.

According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press survey released Monday, 55% of Garden State voters say the Democratic senator deserves to be re-elected this November, with one-third saying it's time to have someone else on Capitol Hill.

The two-term mayor of Newark, New Jersey easily won a special election last October to serve out the final 14 months of the term of the late longtime Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in office. Booker is running for a full term this November.

The poll indicates the expected partisan divide, with 82% of Democrats but only 18% of Republicans saying Booker deserves re-election. By a 50%-35% margin, independent voters say Booker deserves a return ticket to the Senate.

"New Jersey voters are just getting to know Cory Booker as their Senator and generally giving him positive reviews," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.  "They feel they have seen enough to say he deserves a full term."

According to the survey, 47% of Garden State voters say they approve of the job Booker's doing in office, with 20% giving him a thumbs down and 32% unsure.

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll was conducted Feb. 19-23, with 690 registered voters in New Jersey questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: 2014 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Booker has wisely kept his head down and stayed out of the limelight. He hasn't made any overt mistakes, which would give a concrete reason for not being re-elected. I think that if he stays away from talk shows, then he should be good to go.

    March 3, 2014 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  2. salty dog

    Yeah, well their just getting to know Christie too!

    March 3, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    plain and simple
    Whatever happened to a united front in times of chrisis? You know...support our president!
    -----------

    Not going to happen. CNN (and others) realized there is a ... well, group of certain people who will never support this president under any circumstance no matter what he does.

    That these folks are a small minority of Americans really doesn't matter. They stomp their feet, they scream, they intimidate, they threaten to shut media outlets down.

    And, yeah. They've succeeded. Because for whatever reason, the media IS intimidated by these folks. I suspect the media understands that these are the ONLY folks who actually watch the media pundits anymore.

    These rest of America has moved on and away from politics.

    March 3, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. emskadittle

    yes, but he deserves the vice presidency more

    March 3, 2014 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Yes, he should be reelected.

    March 3, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    emskadittle

    yes, but he deserves the vice presidency more
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    Exactly what has he done to "deserve" the vice presidency?

    March 3, 2014 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Tampa Tim

    Fair – If we asked your question to any elected republican and made their accomplishments the main criterion, there would be no republican candidate on the repub ticket.

    March 3, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. John, PA

    Fortunately for the American people there will be a lot of Democratic lawmakers gone after this November. It can’t come soon enough.

    March 3, 2014 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |