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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 — forÂ 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.