New Jersey Senate Special Election Poll
October 2013


Summary


Newark Mayor Cory Booker appears headed for a sizable victory tomorrow in New Jersey’s Special Election to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.  Booker’s impending victory is fueled by leads of 20% or more among Moderate voters and voters in the New York and Philadelphia media markets.  Booker’s net +12% image with voters is stellar, though his wide lead is largely a function of voters’ negative perception of Republican Steve Lonegan (net -7% image).


Booker vs. Lonegan


Q:
If the special election for U.S. Senate were held today, who would you vote for: Cory Booker, Democrat, or Steve Lonegan, Republican


Candidate Images


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Government Shutdown


Q:
Who do you blame most for the shutdown of the federal government: Republicans in Congress, President Obama and Senate Democrats, or both equally?


Economic Impact of Default


Q:
If leaders in Washington fail to increase the government’s debt limit, what impact do you believe this will have on our economy?


Bench Eli?


Q:
After an 0-6 start to their football season, do you believe the New York Giants should bench quarterback Eli Manning and play someone different
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The sample size for the survey is 778 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-3.49%.  The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted October 13-14, 2013 by Harper Polling on behalf of Conservative Intel.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.



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