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NEW JERSEY: Commanding Lead For Cory Booker In Special Senate Rate

Newark Mayor Cory Booker easily won last week's Democratic primary in his bid to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.  According to a poll issued this morning, Booker now has a large lead against GOP rival Steve Lonegan, the former New Jersey chapter head of the wingnut Americans For Prosperity.
Booker currently holds a 54% to 38% advantage over Lonegan among New Jerseyans likely to vote in the October 16 special election. Booker has solid support among Democratic voters (92%), while Lonegan musters support from 79% of his partisan base. Independent voters split, 43% for Booker to 41% for Lonegan. ooker gets more positive ratings from Republicans (27%) than Lonegan gets from Democrats (5%). They receive about the same “net” score from independents: +22 for Booker (49% favorable to 27% unfavorable) and +23 for Lonegan (37% favorable to 14% unfavorable).
Lonegan has all the expected positions: anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-immigrant, anti-Obamacare, anti-gun control.

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