NJ Senate Race Polls: Cory Booker Has Early Lead
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

cory booker smilingNewark mayor Cory Booker, who announced his bid for the New Jersey’s vacant senate seat over the weekend, holds a substantial early lead in the race.

According to the first statewide polls since Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s passing last week, more than half of New Jersey said they had a favorable opinion of Booker, Reuters reports.

Booker also holds a commanding lead over his Democratic rivals — Representatives Frank Pallone and Rush Holt, and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver — for the August 13 primary.

The Quinnipiac poll, released Monday, showed 53 percent of Democratic voters supporting Booker. That’s compared with the 10 percent who are backing Holt, the 9 percent backing Pallone and the 23 percent who are undecided.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.

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