Cory Booker is widely liked by 2020 Democratic voters, but only 3% of voters support him as their first choice
Sen. Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign is struggling to take off despite being widely liked.
Since he first announced his campaign in February, Booker has attempted to position himself as the “love candidate.” Booker is widely liked amongst supporters of top-tier candidates.
Over 25% of Bernie Sanders’ supporters, 19% of Elizabeth Warren’s supporters, and 32% of Joe Biden’s supporters all said they like Booker.
The problem? On average, people who support Booker also like at least six other candidates.
Insider data seems to suggest that most people do genuinely like Booker, but that in 2020, being liked simply isn’t enough on its own for a secure shot at the election.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s floundering 2020 presidential bid shows how simply being likable may not be enough to win an election.
According to Insider polling, 59% of Democratic voters know who Booker is and 34% of them say they would be satisfied with him as the nominee. What’s more, about 20% of Democratic primary voters overall say they would be satisfied with Booker as the nominee.
Despite all that support, the 50-year-old senator is polling at just around 3% in the latest Morning Consult poll. That’s good for 6th place. Making matters worse, Booker’s campaign has hovered between 2% and 5% support for the past 10 months.
Several times each month since last December, Insider asked over 1,100 respondents about the Democratic field, specifically, if they’d be satisfied or unsatisfied with known each of the known primary candidates as the nominee. More details on what we poll and what we ask can be found here.
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Source:: Business Insider