United States presidential elections in New Jersey

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New Jersey, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1787, New Jersey has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in New Jersey
Map of the United States with New Jersey highlighted
No. of elections58
Voted Democratic25
Voted Republican19
Voted Whig4
Voted Democratic-Republican5
Voted Federalist3
Voted other2[a]
Voted for winning candidate42
Voted for losing candidate16

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 1,601,933 41.00 Hillary Clinton 2,148,278 54.77 - 14
2012 Barack Obama 2,125,101 58.38 Mitt Romney 1,477,568 40.59 - 14
2008 Barack Obama 2,215,422 57.27 John McCain 1,613,207 41.70 - 15
2004 George W. Bush 1,670,003 46.24 John Kerry 1,911,430 52.92 - 15
2000 George W. Bush 1,284,173 40.29 Al Gore 1,788,850 56.13 - 15
1996 Bill Clinton 1,652,329 53.72 Bob Dole 1,103,078 35.86 Ross Perot 262,134 8.52 15
1992 Bill Clinton 1,436,206 42.95 George H. W. Bush 1,356,865 40.58 Ross Perot 521,829 15.61 15
1988 George H. W. Bush 1,743,192 56.24 Michael Dukakis 1,320,352 42.60 - 16
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,933,630 60.09 Walter Mondale 1,261,323 39.20 - 16
1980 Ronald Reagan 1,546,557 51.97 Jimmy Carter 1,147,364 38.56 John B. Anderson 234,632 7.88 17
1976 Jimmy Carter 1,444,653 47.92 Gerald Ford 1,509,688 50.08 - 17
1972 Richard Nixon 1,845,502 61.57 George McGovern 1,102,211 36.77 - 17
1968 Richard Nixon 1,325,467 46.10 Hubert Humphrey 1,264,206 43.97 George Wallace 262,187 9.12 17
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,867,671 65.61 Barry Goldwater 963,843 33.86 - 17
1960 John F. Kennedy 1,385,415 49.96 Richard Nixon 1,363,324 49.16 - 16
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,606,942 64.68 Adlai Stevenson II 850,337 34.23 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
5,317 0.21 16
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,374,613 56.81 Adlai Stevenson II 1,015,902 41.99 - 16
1948 Harry S. Truman 895,455 45.93 Thomas E. Dewey 981,124 50.33 Strom Thurmond - 16
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 987,874 50.31 Thomas E. Dewey 961,335 48.95 - 16
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,016,404 51.48 Wendell Willkie 944,876 47.86 - 16
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,083,850 59.54 Alf Landon 720,322 39.57 - 16
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 806,394 49.49 Herbert Hoover 775,406 47.59 - 16
1928 Herbert Hoover 925,285 59.77 Al Smith 616,162 39.80 - 14
1924 Calvin Coolidge 675,162 62.17 John W. Davis 297,743 27.41 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 108,901 10.03 14
1920 Warren G. Harding 611,541 67.65 James M. Cox 256,887 28.42 Parley P. Christensen 2,200 0.24 14
1916 Woodrow Wilson 211,018 42.68 Charles E. Hughes 268,982 54.40 - 14
1912 Woodrow Wilson 178,289 41.20 Theodore Roosevelt 145,410 33.60 William H. Taft 88,835 20.53 14
1908 William H. Taft 265,298 56.80 William Jennings Bryan 182,522 39.07 - 12
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 245,164 56.68 Alton B. Parker 164,566 38.05 - 12
1900 William McKinley 221,707 55.28 William Jennings Bryan 164,808 41.09 - 10
1896 William McKinley 221,535 59.68 William Jennings Bryan 133,695 36.02 - 10
1892 Grover Cleveland 171,066 50.67 Benjamin Harrison 156,101 46.24 James B. Weaver 985 0.29 10
1888 Benjamin Harrison 144,360 47.52 Grover Cleveland 151,508 49.87 - 9
1884 Grover Cleveland 127,798 48.98 James G. Blaine 123,440 47.31 - 9
1880 James A. Garfield 120,555 49.02 Winfield S. Hancock 122,565 49.84 James B. Weaver 2,617 1.06 9
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 38,510 48.05 Samuel J. Tilden 41,540 51.83 - 9
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 91,656 54.52 Horace Greeley 76,456 45.48 - 9
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 80,132 49.1 Horatio Seymour 83,001 50.9 - 7
1864 Abraham Lincoln 60,724 47.2 George B. McClellan 68,020 52.8 - 7

Election of 1860

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

New Jersey’s electoral vote was split, with four of the electors pledged to Lincoln being elected because the alternative, a fusion ticket of electors supporting other candidates, saw the Breckinridge and Bell electors finish behind all other candidates.[1] and three Douglas electors being elected.[1]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln 58,346 48.1 Stephen A. Douglas no ballots John C. Breckinridge no ballots John Bell no ballots 7

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 46,943 47.23 John C. Frémont 28,338 28.51 Millard Fillmore 24,115 24.26 7
1852 Franklin Pierce 44,305 53.24 Winfield Scott 38,556 46.33 John P. Hale 359 0.43 7
1848 Zachary Taylor 40,015 51.48 Lewis Cass 36,901 47.47 Martin Van Buren 819 1.05 7
1844 James K. Polk 37,495 49.37 Henry Clay 38,318 50.46 - 7
1840 William Henry Harrison 33,351 51.74 Martin Van Buren 31,034 48.15 - 8
1836 Martin Van Buren 25,592 49.47 William Henry Harrison 26,137 50.53 various[d] 8
1832 Andrew Jackson 23,826 49.89 Henry Clay 23,466 49.13 William Wirt 468 0.98 8
1828 Andrew Jackson 21,809 47.86 John Quincy Adams 23,753 52.12 - 8

Election of 1824

The election of 1824 was a complex realigning election following the collapse of the prevailing Democratic-Republican Party, resulting in four different candidates each claiming to carry the banner of the party, and competing for influence in different parts of the country. The election was the only one in history to be decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. It was also the only presidential election in which the candidate who received a plurality of electoral votes (Andrew Jackson) did not become President, a source of great bitterness for Jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of Adams a corrupt bargain.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson 10,332 52.08 John Quincy Adams 8,309 41.89 Henry Clay no ballots William H. Crawford 1,196 6.03 8

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 8 of New Jersey's electoral votes, and all electoral votes nationwide except one vote in New Hampshire. To the extent that a popular vote was held, it was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 8 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 8
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 8
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 7
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 7
1792 George Washington - 7 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 6 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

References

  1. ^ a b Dubin, Michael J., United States Presidential Elections, 1788–1860: The Official Results by County and State, McFarland & Company, 2002, p. 187

Notes

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792.
  2. ^ a b For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  3. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  4. ^ Three other candidates ran and received electoral votes nationally as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. The others were Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in New Jersey.
1792 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1792 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 2 and December 5, 1792 as part of the 1792 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey, unanimously cast its seven electoral votes for incumbent George Washington.

1796 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1796 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 4 and December 7, 1796, as part of the 1796 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

During this election, New Jersey cast seven electoral votes for incumbent Vice President John Adams.

1804 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1804 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 2 and December 5, 1804, as part of the 1804 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

During this election, New Jersey cast eight electoral votes for Democratic Republican incumbent Thomas Jefferson.

1808 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1808 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 4 and December 7, 1808, as part of the 1808 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

During this election, New Jersey cast its eight electoral votes to Democratic Republican candidate and Secretary of State James Madison.

1816 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1808 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 1 to December 4, 1816, as part of the 1816 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

During this election, New Jersey cast its eight electoral votes to Democratic Republican candidate and Secretary of State James Monroe.

1828 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1828 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between October 31 and December 2, 1828, as part of the 1828 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey voted for the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams, over the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson. Adams won New Jersey by a margin of 4.26%.

1832 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1832 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 2 and December 5, 1832, as part of the 1832 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic Party candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, Henry Clay, and the Anti-Masonic Party candidate, William Wirt. Jackson won New Jersey by a margin of 0.76%.

1840 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1840 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between October 30 and December 2, 1840, as part of the 1840 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey voted for the Whig candidate, William Henry Harrison, over Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren. Harrison won New Jersey by a margin of 3.59%.

1844 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1844 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Clay won New Jersey by a margin of 1.09%.

1852 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1852 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over the Whig Party candidate, Winfield Scott. Pierce won the state by a margin of 6.91%, making him the first Democratic presidential candidate since Andrew Jackson in 1832 to win the state.

1860 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1860 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven electors of the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

The winner in New Jersey depends on the votes. For the states seven electoral votes, they were split, with Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln carrying four, while the Democratic fusion ticket had Stephen A. Douglas carry three. In the popular vote, the Democratic fusion ticket won the state by a narrow margin of 3.74%.

New Jersey in the election was one of the four states that had a fusion ticket for the Democratic Party. The other three states were New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

1864 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1864 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic candidate, George B. McClellan, over the National Union candidate, incumbent Abraham Lincoln. McClellan won his home state by a narrow margin of 5.68%. New Jersey was one of the three states McClellan won, with the other two being Delaware and Kentucky.

1868 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1868 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic nominee, former Governor of New York Horatio Seymour, over the Republican nominee, General Ulysses S. Grant. Seymour won by a very narrow margin of 1.76%.

1876 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1876 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic nominee, Samuel J. Tilden, over the Republican nominee, Rutherford B. Hayes. Tilden won the state by a narrow margin of 5.65%.

1888 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1888 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the 1888 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Grover Cleveland, over the Republican nominee, Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland won his birth state by a very narrow margin of 2.35%.

1892 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1892 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 8, 1892, as part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Voters chose 10 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Democratic nominee, former President Grover Cleveland, who was running for a second, non-consecutive term, over Republican nominee, incumbent President Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland won his birth state by a narrow margin of 4.43%.

1896 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1896 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 3, 1896. Voters chose 10 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Jersey voted for the Republican nominee, former governor of Ohio William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won the state by a margin of 23.66%, making him the first Republican presidential candidate since Ulysses S. Grant in 1872 to carry the state.

2016 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 2016 United States presidential election in New Jersey was won by Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, with 55.5% of the vote over Donald Trump's 41.35%. New Jersey's 14 electoral votes were assigned to Clinton and her Vice-presidential running mate Tim Kaine.

2020 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 2020 United States presidential election in New Jersey is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate. New Jersey voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of New Jersey has 14 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of May 2019, Donald Trump and Bill Weld are the declared Republican candidates. Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey and Republican primary candidate in 2016 declined to run against Trump.

Cory Booker, one of New Jersey's current senators, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared Democratic candidates, among others. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has formed an exploratory committee.Phil Murphy, the current governor of New Jersey, declined to run as Democrat.

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