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Democratic voter registration outpaces GOP by almost 2-1

New Jersey now has 938,348 more Democrats than Republicans

By David Wildstein, February 08 2019 12:20 pm

Democratic voter registration in New Jersey continues to outpace Republicans by a rate of nearly 2-1, according to the state Division of Elections.

Since the start of the year, the state has added 9,859 Democrats and 5,750 Republicans.  New Jersey has added 17,054 Democrats and 9,556 Republicans since the November 2018 mid-term election.

That brings the total number of Democrats to 2,221,608 and increases their registration edge to 938,348.

New Jersey also added 3,452 new unaffiliated voters, sometimes called independents.

Republicans have added just slightly more voters than Democrats in two South Jersey congressional districts since the last election:

* District 2: The GOP has added 785 new party members, compared to 651 for the Democrats.  Democrat Jeff Van Drew won this seat in 2018; Republican Frank LoBiondo had held the seat for 24 years.  The district now has 16,437 more Democrats than Republicans,

* District 3: Republicans increased their numbers by 1,470 and Democrats by 1,417.  Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton) narrowly unseated incumbent Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) and is expected to face a tough re-election campaign next year.  There are now 12,125 more Democrats than Republicans in the 3rd.

In two other districts where Democrats flipped GOP House seats last November, registration continues to trend against the Republicans.

* District 7: As Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) looks to hold his seat, possibly in a race against Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), there are 1,650 new Democrats and 965 new Republicans.  Republicans had held this seat since 1956. The 7th still has a registration edge, with 6,024 more Republicans than Democrats.

* District 11: Since Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) won a House seat held by the GOP for 34 years, the 11th has 1,468 new Democrats and 708 new Republicans.  There are 5,399 more Republicans than Democrats in the district.

In the 5th district, where Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) was re-elected to a second term last year, there are 637 new Democrats and 340 new Republicans.  The district now had 3,927 more Democrats than Republicans.

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