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Why Cory Booker Doesn’t Care About His Low Poll Numbers

Presidential candidate Cory Booker is polling in the single digits — but he still believes he can win. Here's why.

Booker insists he has the "right stuff “to win the primary

New Jersey senator remained in the low single-digits in polling despite crossing off multiple boxes as a progressive candidate. But as he filed for the first-in-the-nation primary ballot– the last major presidential candidate to do so – Booker was unconcerned by the poll numbers or the potential complications of having a new competitor conveying much the same message that he has for the entire campaign. Comparing himself to candidates who became president despite having poor New Hampshire poll numbers a few months, or even several weeks, ahead of the primary, Booker insisted he has the "right stuff “to win the primary.

Booker will not bless any new super PAC formed by supporters in his home state reportedly to say through messaging that additional candidates are not needed in the Democratic field. Booker drew a comparison to running the high hurdles while at Stanford University in talking about his three-month sprint to the New Hampshire primary. He said that while policy differences among the candidates are important to voters, “I think that this is a moral moment in our country. People are going to be looking for the heart and the spirit that the leader is going to bring, and that’s the case that we’ve been making.”

At the same time, Booker distanced himself from the United We Win super PAC, filed with the Federal Election Commission by Booker supporters in New Jersey. The super PAC reportedly plans to begin its efforts by spending $1 million in social media advertising. Booker’s campaign has been financially challenged in a year into primaries. The campaign said in late September 2019 that Booker would be forced to leave the race by Sept. 30 if he could not raise $1.7 million. The campaign raised more than $2.1 million by its self-imposed deadline. Booker reiterated his opposition to super PACs but did not say that he will specifically ask the supporters to cease their activities.

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11/14/2019 8:57 PM
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73 comments

  • Dan J.
    12/01/2019 20:33

    All I can imagine from the still shot of the video is him singing “Don’t stop Believing” 😂

  • Gene R.
    11/30/2019 19:31

    Dream on.

  • Ron G.
    11/30/2019 19:27

    Its all a dream for you, cory. You will bow to hillarys choice or you will suicide yourself... Weak is what you are, like your whole party.. TRUMP2020🇺🇸💪

  • Bentura R.
    11/30/2019 19:15

    The Gladiator died in the Arena, Lion Food!

  • Arnold A.
    11/30/2019 16:38

    Another snowball approaching the gates of hell

  • Ray C.
    11/30/2019 00:08

    trump already won

  • John P.
    11/29/2019 19:43

    🤣🤣🤣 Poor Spartacus.... even his Super PAC has given up on him. 🤣🤣🤣

  • Brian C.
    11/29/2019 17:51

    Rosario might want to start dating Tulsi if she wants to be FLOTUS in 2024. 😂 My tard friends, got plenty, say Sporticus comes off phoney. 😕 Like an actor??

  • Ron A.
    11/29/2019 17:22

    When you've been in the presidential race for six months and you still have your campaign rallies in a sports bar , it's time to face reality . Pack it up and go home .

  • Mckeon C.
    11/29/2019 04:28

    Booker Booker The Soros Hooker...... He is as with all the rest of them doing the work of George Soros LLC...... Get out....... Tell the lies...... Keep telling the lies..... The MSM backs the lies.... All in hopes of millions falling for it so they don't loose the House..... Why? Because if they loose the house they will have zero control as the collapse of the swamp begins..... The Trump Administration can lock up a lot of them if they have control of both houses...... !

  • Michael D.
    11/29/2019 01:59

    Fix Nwerk NJ first then run for president

  • Chris M.
    11/28/2019 20:55

    How many people will never buy brut products again because of these stupid political ads?

  • John C.
    11/28/2019 20:05

    He is a failure at everything he has every tried to do!! He should take his boyfriend and go away!!!

  • George M.
    11/28/2019 13:14

    You know a great way to alienate well over 50% of your potential market? Start opining on politicians and political issues.

  • Tom O.
    11/28/2019 06:19

    trump 2020

  • Mike O.
    11/28/2019 03:31

    "Presidential candidate Cory Booker is polling in the single digits, but he still believes he can win. Here's why." Answer- He's delusional.

  • Terry H.
    11/27/2019 18:26

    CAUSE HE IS A PUPPET!!

  • AB R.
    11/27/2019 15:28

    This is such a selfish attitude to politics. The more he stays there the more he looks like an establishment politician.

  • Mike M.
    11/27/2019 02:24

    and we will not be a nation of red flag laws or disrespect for other peoples religion. Or a nation that allows people to go to prison for being poor or spend time in jail for not having bail. Or making people buy health insurance that don't cover mental health or working in places that can not afford to eat or shop in .

  • Kenny B.
    11/26/2019 06:56

    Trump 20202024