Quinnipiac Poll: Booker, Christie have large leads

wake up callIn poll conducted over the weekend before Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver got into the U.S. Senate race, the Quinnipiac Polling Institute reports that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has leads of over 40% against Congressmen Frank Pallone and Rush Holt for the Democratic Special Election nomination for U.S. Senate.

In the gubernatorial race, Governor Chris Christie is maintaining his 30 point lead over State Senator Barbara Buono, the Democratic nominee.  Buono’s name recognition as risen from the high twenties to the low forties, but as voters get to know her, they don’t like her. Buono’s favorability rating is negative 18-23 percent, with 56% not knowing enough about her to express an opinion.

Presumptive GOP nominee for Senate, Steve Lonegan, trails Booker by 54%-27%.   Independents favor Booker over Lonegan 50%-25%.

Lonegan is within 10 points of Frank Pallone, and is virtually tied with the Monmouth County Democrat among Independents, leading by 29%-28%.

Lonegan loses to Holt by only 5% and is also tied with Independents against Holt.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Quinnipiac poll, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Quinnipiac Poll: Booker, Christie have large leads”

  1. Allison said at 12:26 pm on June 10th, 2013:

    Joe Rullo has a better chance as an Independent than running as a Republican pretty smart move! He made his announcement yesterday he is running in the general

  2. monmouth girl said at 1:38 pm on June 10th, 2013:

    Allison are you feeling well? Do you know how many Independents have been elected to the Senate in the history of the Senate? Less then a handful.

    You and the rest of Rullobots (all five of them) need to support whatever Republican is in the race or Booker will steamroll us.

  3. Joe Villano said at 2:10 pm on June 10th, 2013:

    History, lol, lol. A Republican hasn’t won US Senate for over three decades! What a smart move Rullo!!!!!!

  4. @monmouth girl said at 8:43 pm on June 10th, 2013:

    What poor little Allison is doing is supporting a narcissistic independent who has NO CHANCE, ZIP, ZERO, NADA, but will take away votes from the Republican candidate, helping to give the election to the Democrat.



  5. JoeD. said at 7:21 am on June 11th, 2013:

    What is a Rullo?

  6. Bob English said at 7:46 am on June 11th, 2013:

    Nothing against Lonegan, but I think that almost any of the names that were being tossed around as possible replacements (appointed by the Gov to the position) would have been better candidates in the general election. I think part of the reason that the Gov went with a caretaker was that none of the others being mentioned wanted to run in the general election. With that said, none of them wanted it bad enough to run and Lonegan did so he is going to be the choice.

  7. Run a Woman! said at 1:37 pm on June 11th, 2013:

    Why not write in either Anna Little or Barbara Gonzalez in the GOP primary?

  8. Ispep said at 12:43 am on June 12th, 2013:

    Joseph “Rudy” Rullo is the only real conservative choice. Lonegan doesn’t stand a chance–Rullo is gonna win and then in 2016 he can run for president and restore this sick republic.

  9. Monmouth Girl said at 9:45 am on June 12th, 2013:

    @ Run a Woman! – you are right a woman would be great like Kim Guadgno but not the two loons you mentioned in your post.

    @Ispep – please seek professional care!