Cory Booker

Cory Booker Has Massive Poll Lead Week Before NJ Primary

54 percent over other candidates

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker likely can't be caught by his Democratic primary opponents in the final week of the New Jersey Senate special election.

According to a poll released Wednesday from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Booker led the three other candidates with 54 percent among likely Democratic primary voters. Of the other three candidates, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. took 17 percent, Rep. Rush D. Holt took 15 percent, and state Speaker Sheila Oliver took 5 percent.

Conservative activist Steve Lonegan held an even bigger lead in the poll of likely Republican primary voters, and he appears headed for a showdown with Booker.