From The Washington Post, about the moderate-liberal Democrat: "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. Both are very well known; 83 percent of voters are familiar with Lautenberg, 75 percent with Booker. 'These numbers suggest that some difficult days may lie ahead for the incumbent [and 88-year-old] senator should he seek reelection,' said poll director Krista Jenkins."