According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cory Booker has a huge lead in the upcoming Senate special primary in New Jersey.
He currently sits at 52%, while his closest rival – Rep. Frank Pallone – has just 10%.
The new poll comes one day after Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s family said they were backing Pallone to fill the late Democratic senator’s seat, alluding to Booker as a “showhorse” and criticizing his close relationship with Republican Gov. Chris Christie. There was no love lost between the longtime Democratic lawmaker, who passed away last month, and Booker, who announced he would run against Lautenberg even before the Democrat decided to retire.
The July poll’s results are nearly identical to a June survey of the abbreviated contest, which found Booker started off the two-month primary sprint as the heavy favorite.
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