Booker leads Lonegan by 14 points in Quinnipiac poll

One day before the special election for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat, Democrat Newark Mayor Cory Booker leads Republican former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan 54 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll completed last night and released today.

This is virtually unchanged from a 53 – 41 percent Booker lead in an Oct. 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University.

Five percent of likely voters remain undecided and 4 percent of those who chose a candidate say there’s a “good chance” they will change their mind by tomorrow, the poll stated.

“It’s a New Jersey habit electing Democrats to the Senate. The liberal mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, holds onto the double-digit lead over the conservative former mayor of Bogota, Steve Lonegan, that we measured when we first looked at likely voters,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a release.

From Oct. 10 – 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,696 New Jersey likely voters in the special U.S. Senate election, with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. 

Booker leads Lonegan by 14 points in Quinnipiac poll