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

More new Republicans than Democrats in N.J. last month

Democrats now outnumber GOP by 1,089,584

By David Wildstein, May 04 2021 4:11 pm

New Jersey narrowly added more Republicans than Democrats in April 2021, but the state still has 1,089,584 more Democrats than Republicans.

Voter rolls in New Jersey increased by 8,931 last month, according to the Division of Elections.  Adjusted numbers added 3,062 Republicans, 2,906 Democrats, and 2,375 unaffiliated voters.  That continues a trend of new voters choosing to affiliate with a political party.

Registered Democrats now outnumber unaffiliated voters, sometimes referred to as independents, by 123,425.   Until 2020, New Jersey had always had more unaffiliateds than Democrats.

Since the last general election, the Democratic registration edge has increased by 10,427.

The deadline to register to vote in the June primary election is May 18.

New Jersey is 39.1% Demcoratic, 22.4% Republican, and 37.2% unaffiliated.

In 2001, the last time Republicans had a governor and majorities in both houses of the Legislature, 55% of New Jersey voters were not affiliated with either political party.  In two decades, years, that number has dropped to 37%.

Democrats made up 25% of the voters in 2001, while 19.5% were registered as Republicans.

The Natural Law Party, which has been defunct since 2004, has gained 54 new voters since Election Day 2020.

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