NJ Politics Digest: Cory Booker Explains Why Trailing in Polls Is Good for Now

Sen. Cory Booker.

Sen. Cory Booker. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

Polling shows Sen. Cory Booker currently stuck in the middle of the crowded field of Democratic presidential primary candidates. He claims that’s an advantage.

As NJ.com reports, Booker claims to feel confident of his chances going into the early primaries even though his polling numbers are in the single digits.

The state’s junior U.S. senator says that’s because historically, the early leaders tend to fade as the time to vote draws closer. Booker also said he has no plans to change his inclusive, positive campaign message in an attempt to catch up to his opponents.

“I always say you can’t campaign wrong and think you’re going to govern right,” Booker said during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

The candidate said he plans to focus on his record and his “realistic” approach to providing solutions to problems such as health care.

Quote of the Day: “He’s the governor. And, if he wants to see the economy really slow under his watch, that’s up to him,” — Senate President Steve Sweeney, on the possibility of Gov. Phil Murphy letting the state’s current tax incentive programs lapse without replacement.

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NJ Politics Digest: Cory Booker Explains Why Trailing in Polls Is Good for Now