FDU Public Mind Poll is bad news for Frank Pallone and the politicos who want to replace him

The hopes of Middlesex and Monmouth County mayors, freeholders and legislators hoping to move to Washington in early 2015 as the newly elected representive of the 6th Congressional district were set back a bit this morning by a new FDU Public Mind Poll that shows Newark Mayor Cory Booker dominating the Democratic field to replace Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Congressman Frank Pallone has been considered Booker’s main competition for the 2014 Democratic U.S. Senate nomination among the media and political establishment.  However,  12th District Congressman Rush Holt has almost twice the support among self identified Democrats than Pallone does, according the FDU survey.

FDU surveyed its respondents cable news viewing habits, polling the trustworthiness of CNN, FoxNews and MSNBC.  Given Holt’s surprising showing, they should have surveyed how many of their respondents are Jeopardy fans.  Holt is famous for being a five time Jeopardy winner and beating IBM’s supercomputer, “Watson,” on the TV trivia game show.

Booker leads the Democratic U.S. Senate field with 50% support. Pallone got only 4% and Holt 7%. 32% of the respondents are unsure and are probably Wheel of Fortune fans.

Frank Pallone aged 30 years

Frank Pallone aged 30 years

Unless Booker becomes incapacitated running into fire, shoveling snow, or leaping a tall building in a single bound, Pallone is likely to remain in the House of Representatives until he’s Launtenberg’s age.

Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, former Edison Mayor Jun Choi and Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman best hopes for becoming a congressman is if Gerald Rivera manages to beat Booker next year in the general election and then Pallone beating Rivera in 2020. But that is not much of a hope, as FDU says Booker will beat Geraldo 52%-21%.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, FDU Public Mind Poll, Frank Lautenberg, Frank Pallone, Geraldo Rivera, Pallone, Rush Holt | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “FDU Public Mind Poll is bad news for Frank Pallone and the politicos who want to replace him”

  1. Frank Pallone has said at 12:46 pm on March 13th, 2013:

    aged us taxpayers, over the 30 years he’s been voting lib-Democrat! Frank has never been a party fav, even when he was state senator the one term: another selfish politician, it was always more about him, and his goons with the Hudson Cty.- style union thugs destroying opponents’ signs, and the knock and drags in the urban districts, with the green printed cards that would only show his,and whatever Dem Pres. Candidate names, as to whom to vote for. Hey, it’s made him very comfortable,and kept him from actually working in the real world for a living, but I agree: there likely would be more generous and well-liked D’s that might get the backing first. and for God’s sake, NJ certainly can do better than Frankie for the upper chamber, can’t we??

  2. I guess Anna Little will have to... said at 3:51 pm on March 13th, 2013:

    come out of retirement again :(