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Poll: N.J. voters like Cory Booker more than Frank Lautenberg

Whether or not Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) runs for a sixth term, a new poll suggests that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a good shot at his seat in 2014.

A survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind gives Booker a 66 percent approval rating; Lautenberg clocks in at 45 percent. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, 42 percent prefer Booker to Lautenberg in a head-to-head match-up. Only 20 percent prefer Lautenberg to Booker.