Poll: Booker ahead in New Jersey Senate race, voters so uncertainty


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TRENTON, New Jersey — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has the early lead in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, but a poll shows uncertainty among voters.

Wednesday's Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll finds 43 percent of registered voters surveyed support Booker compared to 23 percent who back Republican Jeff Bell.

However, 15 percent say they would vote for another candidate and 17 percent are undecided.

Poll director Patrick Murray says the early preference for none of the above indicates a simmering distrust of the two major parties.

Booker's approval rating of 48 percent remains mostly unchanged from previous surveys in April and February.

Bell is suffering from low name recognition.

The telephone survey of 717 registered voters has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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