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New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy with Democratic National Chairman Jaime Harrison in Cherry Hill on August 31, 2021. (Photo: Murphy for Governor).

DNC bus tour backing Biden agenda ends in Cherry Hill

Tammy Murphy, Jaime Harrison head roster of Democrats at finale of ‘Build Back Better’ bus tour

By David Wildstein, August 31 2021 12:30 pm

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy joined Democratic National Chairman Jaime Harrison and other officials as the DNC’s “”Build Back Better” bus tour ends with a stop in Cherry Hill on Tuesday.

Democratic State Chairman LeRoy Jones, Jr, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Voorhees), Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at a rally in support of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.

“With bold investments in working families and our future, President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is moving New Jersey forward and ensuring we emerge from this pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient than before,” said Murphy.   “I am proud to stand with Democratic leaders across the nation in support of taking action to meet this moment and deliver results for the American people.” 

The bus tour has made stops in more than ten states.

President Biden’s national approval rating has dropped to the lowest point in his presidency.  He’s at about 47% — with recent polling averaged out – and that’s down from 54% in June. 

Biden’s approvals on the handling of the Covid pandemic have dropped 11 points since May in New Jersey, according to a new Monmouth University Poll this month.

New Jerseyans put approval of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus at 65%-27 four months ago, but now it’s at 54%-31% — seven points below another Democrat, Gov. Phil Murphy.

Biden’s job approval rating among New Jersey voters has dropped four points in just three months.  He’s at 51%-41%, down from 55%-40%.

Nearly ten months after he won New Jersey by 16 points and a 725,061 vote plurality, Biden is now at 42%-45% among independents and 84%-9% with Democrats. New Jersey Republicans give him job approvals of 86%-11%.

Biden is at 54%-38% in North Jersey, 55%-36% in Central Jersey, and upside-down at 42%-49% in South Jersey.  He’s at 54%-36% among women, but men largely split on his job performance: 47% approve and 45% disapprove.

Independents put Biden’s handling of the pandemic at 47% good job, 34% bad job.  For his management of Covid since taking office in January, Biden is at 58%-31% among New Jerseyans who have children at home.

For his handling of Covid, Biden gets high marks among New Jerseyans of color (70%-11%), but tougher reviews among White voters (45%-43%).

This story was updated at 3:10 PM.

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