Senator Booker’s Approval Rating at 55%

Cory Booker

Cory Booker

It helps to have a national perch without the clinging toxicity of Bridgegate, or so demonstrate the latest poll numbers of  U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, according to Rutgers-Eagleton.

When it comes to New Jersey’s junior senator, 55% are favorable (up seven points), 18% are unfavorable (down five points), and another 27 percent have no opinion. Seventy-four percent of Democrats, 50 percent of independents, and even 31 percent of Republicans like Booker, according to the poll.

Booker’s counterpart, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, continues to hold steady, doing better than a nearly bottomed out Gov. Chris Christie, despite an ongoing federal indictment, but far worse than Booker. Only 28 percent are favorable toward the senior senator, just 32 percent are outright unfavorable, and 40 percent have no opinion.

The poll results are from a statewide query of 802 adults contacted by live callers on both landlines and cell phones from Sept. 6 to 10, 2016, including 735 registered voters reported on in this release. The sample has a margin of error of +/-3.8 percentage points.