How Biden’s Unpopularity Could Help GOP Take This State

President Joe Biden stood before a backdrop of trains in Kearny, New Jersey, earlier this week to make the case for his embattled infrastructure and reconciliation bills. He also hoped to help push Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy over the finish line.

Murphy is locked in a surprisingly tight reelection battle against GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli, and the Democrats are bringing in the big guns to help Murphy seal the deal.

Biden won New Jersey by 16 points just one year ago, and Murphy held a 26-point lead over Ciattarelli as recently as May. That lead slipped to just six points as of Oct. 18 before a recent uptick, indicating the result could be closer than first expected.

Biden’s former boss Barack Obama made an appearance in Newark a few days prior to stump for the governor, indicating the Democrats are at least a little worried about the election’s outcome.

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