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New Jersey has more than 1 million more Democrats than Republicans. Photo courtesy of Ohio State University.

July voter registration more Republicans than Democrats, but NJ-7 gains for Dems

Democratic registration edge in New Jersey still over 1 million despite GOP gains

By David Wildstein, August 01 2022 2:13 pm

New Jersey added 12,407 new voters in July, with the number of registered Republicans increasing by 2,741 and Democrats by just 190.

Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the state by 1,008,645, but a recent surge in GOP registration since the 2020 election has narrowed the gap considerably.  On Election Day 2020, New Jersey had 1,079,090 more Democrats than Republicans.

In the hotly-contested 7th congressional district, where Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) is battling to keep his seat against former Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Republicans lost 105 voters and Democrats picked up 240.

The newly-drawn 7th now has 17,825 more Republicans than Democrats, just slightly better than the 18,170 registration edge one month ago.  Under the old map, the district had 12,002 more Democrats than Republicans.

Only three other New Jersey House districts increased their voter registration edge in favor of Democrats: the Hudson County-based 8th, where Robert J. Menendez is seeking to succeed retiring Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York); and the 11th, where Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) faces Republican Paul DeGroot, a former assistant Passaic County Prosecutor.

In the 3rd district, where Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) faces Republican Bob Healey, Republicans narrowed the Democratic registration edge by 235 voters.  And in the 5th, where Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) is seeking a fourth term in a rematch with former investment banker Frank Pallotta , Republicans picked up 44 in what is now a Democratic registration edge of 56,853.

The number of unaffiliated voters in New Jersey is up by 9,645.  Six of  the independent parties is down in numbers, but New Jersey has one more registered Socialist than it did last month.

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