United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2004

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2004

Due to the impact of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the resignation amidst scandal of Governor James McGreevey, New Jersey was considered an interesting race. Polls showed Senator John F. Kerry with a slim lead throughout the campaign and the Republicans invested some campaign funds in the state. In the end, however, Kerry took New Jersey by the comfortable margin of 53%-46%.

Generally, Kerry was very dominant in the urban centers of the state, particularly in Essex, Hudson, and Camden Counties. However, Bush made inroads in Bergen County, where many wealthy residents reside, and in other South Jersey counties. Bush controlled largely rural parts of the state, such as the Northwest (Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris are also among the ten wealthiest counties in America) and Salem County. Monmouth County's wealthy population and Ocean and Cape May Counties' older population also contributed to Bush's relative success in this largely Democratic state.

Statewide winner in bold. "See main article : U.S. presidential election, 2004."

Detailed results by county

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