New Jersey became even more Democratic in February: 5,078 new Democrats and 2,092 new Republicans. That continues the recent monthly trend of Democrats outpacing Republicans in voter registration by a more than 2-1 margin.
The numbers are lopsided in two districts where Democrats think they can flip two longtime-Republican congressional seats. In the 11th, where Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding) is retiring, Democrats added to their registration numbers by a margin of more than 23-1 last month – 339 more Democrats and 48 more Republicans. In the 7th, where Democrats want to take out five-term Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), Democratic voter registration outpaced Republicans by a pace of 7-1.
The only break-even district was in the 3rd, where Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) wants a third term. In February, the district added 154 more Democrats and 152 more Republicans.
As of February 28, New Jersey now has 2,135,528 Democrats and 1,246,653 Republicans. To put that in some perspective: since Chris Christie was elected governor in 2009, New Jersey has gained 369,129 more Democrats and 184,932 more Republicans.