Couple of items today:
A new poll released today by Franklin & Marshall College finds the governor's job approval rating dipping below 30 percent for the first time. At the same
time his disapproval rating increased by 10 percentage points.
(Reuters) - New Jersey's unemployment rate rose in July for the fourth month in a row to 9.8 percent, a record high since 1977, according to data released by the state Department of Labor on Thursday.
July's jobless rate in the Garden State was up from 9.6 percent in June and from 9.4 percent in July 2011, the preliminary numbers showed.
Democrats seized on the data to blast Republican Governor Chris Christie's self-proclaimed "comeback" for New Jersey.