Booker dismisses early surveys: 'If you're polling ahead right now, you should worry'

Booker dismisses early surveys: 'If you're polling ahead right now, you should worry'
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Joe Biden must release the results of his cognitive tests — voters need to know GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday MORE (D-N.J.) said Sunday he remains bullish on his chances in the crowded Democratic field, despite the fact that his debate performances have yet to translate to polling bumps.

“The polls have never been predictive this far out. In fact, if you're polling ahead right now, you should worry because we've never in my lifetime and yours had somebody who was polling ahead this far out that went on to the presidency,” Booker told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Booker noted that candidates like Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterThe Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Jimmy Carter says Israeli annexation would be 'illegal' land grab Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades MORE, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonPoll finds Biden with narrow lead over Trump in Missouri Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades Obama, Clinton join virtual celebration for Negro Leagues MORE and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down How Obama can win back millions of Trump voters for Biden Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report MORE were all initially “considered long shots.”

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Moreover, Booker said, “in the ground in those states where you're going to have three hundred- 400,000 people in Iowa deciding in caucus rooms, we have more endorsements from state legislators and mayors than all the top-five polling candidates combined.”

“In other words, the people on the ground in Iowa who are seeing what's happened, who are going to be in those caucus rooms are choosing my campaign,” he told NBC’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record Cuomo: Trump administration 'in denial' about coronavirus 'problem' Arkansas governor urges 'consistent national message' on wearing masks MORE.

Booker added that he had faith in his campaign apparatus to deliver results.

“We have a better organization, according to the Des Moines Register, than just about every other candidate. We're going to win this the same way I beat a machine in Newark, New Jersey: through organizing, through building a team that's going to win,” he said.