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By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for
on May 03, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated May 03, 2017 at 4:09 PM

TRENTON — More than half of New Jersey voters are happy to have Cory Booker in the U.S. Senate — but nearly the same percentage doesn’t want to see him run for president.

That’s according to the findings of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday that looks at the approval ratings of Booker; the state’s other Democratic U.S. senator, Robert Menendez; and President Donald Trump.

The survey shows 57 percent of Garden State voters approve of the job Booker has done as one of the state’s two members of the Senate.

But the poll found 54 percent of voters say he should not seek the White House in 2020, while 33 percent say he should.

Booker has been mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.