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CNN projects that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy will win a second term as governor in New Jersey, defeating Republican Jack Ciattarelli. Murphy breaks a streak that stretches back to 1989, in which every New Jersey governor elected was a member of the opposite party of the sitting president. The state had moved strongly in Democrats’ favor in recent years, including Joe Biden’s nearly 16-point victory over Donald Trump in 2020.

New Jersey Governor Key Race

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Key Race

New Jersey’s governors: who won and by how much?

Winning percentage-point margins in the last 16 years.

This is a graphic showing winning margins in the last 4 New Jersey governor's elections. Republican Chris Christie won 2 consecutive terms as New Jersey governor in 2009 and 2013, with margins of 3.6 and 22.1 percentage-points respectively. In the most recent election in 2017, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy won the race with 14.1 percentage-points.

New Jersey Department of State - Division of Elections

New Jersey Governor County Results

Atlantic

Candidate % Votes
Ciattarelli %
Murphy Incumbent %

Bergen

Candidate % Votes
Murphy Incumbent %
Ciattarelli %

Burlington

Candidate % Votes
Murphy Incumbent %
Ciattarelli %

Camden

Candidate % Votes
Murphy Incumbent %
Ciattarelli %

Cape May

Candidate % Votes
Ciattarelli %
Murphy Incumbent %

Cumberland

Candidate % Votes
Ciattarelli %
Murphy Incumbent %

Essex

Candidate % Votes
Murphy Incumbent %
Ciattarelli %

Gloucester

Candidate % Votes
Ciattarelli %
Murphy Incumbent %

Hudson

Candidate % Votes
Murphy Incumbent %
Ciattarelli %
  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • “Flipped seat” denotes a race where the projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.