New Jersey added 3,673 new Democrats in March and 1,087 more Republicans, continuing the recent monthly trend of Democrats outpacing Republicans in voter registration by a substantial margin. Since 2016, New Jersey has 65,108 new Democrats and 36,196 new Republicans.
Ten of New Jersey’s twelve congressional districts have become more Democratic since Election Day 2016. Rep. Chris Smith’s 4th district has become more Republican, and Rep. Tom MacArthur’s 3rd district is essentially a draw – although MacArthur actually lost a negligible 65 Republicans from his district last month.
In the 11th district, where Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding) is retiring after 34 years in Congress, there are 6,417 new Democrats since President Trump was elected, and 2,486 more Republicans. In the 7th district, where Democrats are seeking to oust five-term Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), there are 7,592 new Democrats and just 2,167 new Republicans. The GOP still has an edge in voter registration in both districts — it’s just narrowing.
Changes to key congressional districts since between March 1 and March 31, 2018: