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Cory Booker’s Disapproval Rating at All-Time High in New Jersey, Poll Says

The latest poll of New Jersey voters appears to indicate that people are not excited about Booker’s decision to run for president.

By NTK Staff | 02.14.2019 @9:35am
Cory Booker’s Disapproval Rating at All-Time High in New Jersey, Poll Says

In what could be a bad sign for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a new poll of New Jersey voters showed that the senator’s unfavorable numbers jumped significantly following his presidential campaign announcement.

Booker’s unfavorable rating, now 38 percent, is the highest it’s been since he entered the Senate in 2013, according to Politico. In an April 2018 poll, Booker’s unfavorability rating was 31 percent, which was his previous high-water mark.

The Monmouth University poll found that 48 percent of New Jersey voters have a favorable opinion of Booker.

But that’s about where the good news stops. When asked if Booker would make a good president, more New Jersey voters said he would not than those who said he would:

According to the Monmouth poll, 37 percent of those questioned said he would make a good president, while 42 percent said he would not. But that’s far better than Christie fared when Monmouth asked the same question after he launched his presidential campaign in 2015. At the time, 69 percent of New Jersey residents said Christie would make a bad president.

Adding to Booker’s home state woes is the fact that 58 percent of voters said they don’t think he can be an effective senator while simultaneously running for president.

New Jersey voters are also pessimistic about Booker’s chances: 54 percent said he’s either a long shot or has no chance, while just 15 percent said he had a “decent” shot and 22 percent said he had a “good chance” of winning.

Meanwhile, Booker’s top endorser, his Senate colleague Bob Menendez (D-NJ), is under water among voters: 40 percent approval of the job he’s doing, while 45 percent disapprove.

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