Although New Jersey is a reliably blue state, a new poll from Monmouth University gives Democrat President Joe Biden a record low approval rating in the state, with a majority of residents saying they disapprove of the job he is doing as president.
Biden’s job rating as president currently stands at 41% approve and 52% disapprove among all adults and registered voters alike, the poll found.
Last year, the same poll showed that he received a narrowly divided 47% approve and 49% disapprove rating from New Jersey voters.
Broken down by party, the president continues to earn the approval of 8 in 10 Democrats (81%) and almost no Republicans (5%), which is similar to last year.
The decline in Biden’s overall rating is driven mainly by an 8-point drop from last year in his approval number among Garden State independents (29%).
And broken down by region, Biden is extremely unpopular in South Jersey, which includes Ocean County, where the poll found the president with only a 35% approval rating, versus 60% saying they disapprove.
The Monmouth University Poll was conducted between August 10-14 with a sample size of 814 adults and a margin of error of +/- 5.4%.