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Politics & Voting in New Jersey

The Political Climate in New Jersey is Moderately liberal.

In New Jersey 55.0% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 41.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.0% voted for an Independent Party.

New Jersey voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, New Jersey remained strongly Democratic, 55.0% to 41.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
New Jersey is Moderately liberal

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

New Jersey, New Jersey: D d D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in New Jersey

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 516,105 contributions totaling $89,243,718 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $173 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 82,512 contributions totaling $53,964,694 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $654 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for New Jersey    121 Reviews
    Horrible weather , high taxes .corrupt politician - 4/30/2020
    On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in New JerseyWhere the heck did they get that from ..It's ALWAYS raining or cloudy in NJ. Last 2 years we had the same... Read More

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    New Jersey after 10 years of residency. - 7/24/2019
    I have lived in New Jersey for 10 years and its has been very tough to get by, high cost of food, High tax, Rent on average is about 1900 a month, housing costs for a... Read More

    Expensive - 2/14/2016
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