New Jersey Results


14 electoral votes
e 100% IN
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Gary Johnson 1.9% Jill Stein 1%
Projected Winner
TrentonTrentonNewarkNewark TrentonTrentonNewarkNewark
No results
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Not decided

House Results

District 1 / 99.4% IN

Donald Norcross INCUMBENT
Bob Patterson

District 2 / 100% IN

Frank LoBiondo INCUMBENT
David Cole

District 3 / 99.1% IN

Frederick LaVergne

District 4 / 100% IN

Lorna Phillipson

District 5 / 100% IN

Joshua Gottheimer
Scott Garrett INCUMBENT

District 6 / 100% IN

Frank Pallone INCUMBENT
Brent Sonnek-Schmelz

District 7 / 100% IN

Leonard Lance INCUMBENT
Peter Jacob

District 8 / 95.9% IN

Agha Khan

District 9 / 99.3% IN

Bill Pascrell INCUMBENT
Hector Castillo

District 10 / 97.6% IN

Donald Payne Jr. INCUMBENT
David Pinckney

District 11 / 99.1% IN

Rodney Frelinghuysen INCUMBENT
Joseph Wenzel

District 12 / 100% IN

Bonnie Watson Coleman INCUMBENT
Steven Uccio

Exit polls:


A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:


Gender Male 48 % of voters Clinton +6 514531
Female 52% Clinton +19 583911
Age 18-29 15 % of voters Clinton +31 613053
30-44 25% Clinton +17 574021
45-64 45% Clinton +10 544411
65 or over 16% Trump +2 474921
Age 18-44 39 % of voters Clinton +23 593631
45+ 61% Clinton +7 524511
Race White 67 % of voters Trump +12 425421
Black 14% Clinton +80 89911
Hispanic/Latino 14% Clinton +53 76231-
Asian 4% Not enough data ----
Other 2% Not enough data ----
Gender by race White men 33 % of voters Trump +20 375731
White women 35% Trump +6 455111
Black men 7% Not enough data ----
Black women 7% Clinton +84 928--
Latino men 6% Not enough data ----
Latino women 8% Clinton +55 77221-
All other races 6% Clinton +57 7720-1
Which best describes your education? High school or less 11 % of voters Clinton +1 494821
Some college/assoc. degree 31% Trump +1 484921
College graduate 33% Clinton +14 554121
Postgraduate study 25% Clinton +38 672921
College education College graduate 58 % of voters Clinton +25 603521
No college degree 42% Trump +1 484921
Education by race White college graduates 41 % of voters Clinton +9 524321
White no college degree 26% Trump +43 277031
Non White college graduates 17% Clinton +65 811611
Non White no college degree 16% Clinton +67 83161-
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 9 % of voters Not enough data ----
$30,000 - $49,999 12% Clinton +42 672532
$50,000 - $99,999 32% Clinton +11 544321
$100,000 - $199,999 31% Trump +2 474921
$200,000 - $249,999 6% Not enough data ----
$250,000 or more 10% Clinton +19 573821
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 43 % of voters Clinton +74 861211
Republican 27% Trump +73 128510
Independent or something else 30% Clinton +2 474542
Party by gender Democratic men 19 % of voters Clinton +69 831421
Democratic women 24% Clinton +79 891010
Republican men 13% Trump +70 148410
Republican women 14% Trump +76 118710
Independent men 15% Trump +3 444752
Independent women 15% Clinton +8 514322
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 28 % of voters Clinton +71 841312
Moderate 49% Clinton +16 564031
Conservative 23% Trump +63 17801-
Are you currently married? Yes 61 % of voters Clinton +5 514610
No 39% Clinton +25 603532
Gender by marital status Married men 29 % of voters Clinton +6 514520
Married women 32% Clinton +2 504810
Non-married men 18% Clinton +11 534242
Non-married women 21% Clinton +38 662832
Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union? Yes 28 % of voters Clinton +21 59383-
No 72% Clinton +7 514421
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days 12 % of voters Clinton +14 513743
In the last week 5% Not enough data ----
In October 9% Not enough data ----
In September 7% Not enough data ----
Before that 67% Clinton +12 554311
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 17 % of voters Clinton +8 494152
Before that 83% Clinton +12 554311
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 25 % of voters Clinton +9 504153
Before that 74% Clinton +12 554311
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 50 % of voters Clinton +18 584011
I like my candidate but with reservations 30% Clinton +14 554121
I dislike the other candidates 19% Clinton +2 454352
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 10 % of voters Clinton +51 722122
Immigration 13% Trump +27 356211
The economy 54% Clinton +23 593631
Terrorism 19% Trump +7 46531-
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 14 % of voters Clinton +27 633611
Can bring needed change 41% Trump +58 197721
Has the right experience 25% Clinton +86 92611
Has good judgment 16% Clinton +62 771532
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 49 % of voters Clinton +90 95500
Unfavorable 50% Trump +65 147932
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 35 % of voters Trump +92 39510
Unfavorable 64% Clinton +69 821331
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 47% Clinton +93 96300
Only Trump 33% Trump +96 19710
Neither 16% Trump +3 394295
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 38 % of voters Clinton +94 9730-
No 61% Trump +38 286632
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 33 % of voters Trump +88 59320
No 65% Clinton +65 801531
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 36% Clinton +94 9730-
Only Trump 32% Trump +95 19720
Neither 29% Clinton +26 583253
How do you feel about the way Chris Christie is handling his job as governor? Approve 25 % of voters Trump +39 296810
Disapprove 72% Clinton +31 633231
How worried are you that there will be another major terrorist attack in the U.S.? Very worried 38 % of voters Trump +16 41571-
Somewhat worried 44% Clinton +21 583731
Not too worried 15% Clinton +42 692713
Not at all worried 2% Not enough data ----
How worried are you that there will be another major terrorist attack in the United States? Very/Somewhat worried 82 % of voters Clinton +4 504621
Not too/Not at all worried 17% Clinton +41 682722
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 36 % of voters Clinton +29 633410
Worse than life today 32% Trump +20 375731
About the same 29% Clinton +26 613520
Geo Stratum Code Urban North 20 % of voters Clinton +49 732411
Suburban North 16% Clinton +13 554211
Northwest 16% Trump +6 455121
Central 20% Clinton +10 534321
South 29% Tie 484821

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Trump's Inaugural Committee Yet to on Decide Lobbyist Ban

While President-elect Donald Trump's transition has placed restrictions on some lobbyists from serving in the transition, the inaugural committee has not yet made such determinations

Three members of the inaugural committee, which is stacked with Trump's and Vice Preisdent-elect Mike Pence's top donors and fundraisers, told NBC News that a decision hasn't yet been made on whether restrictions will be placed on the amount a person could give to or if a ban on lobbyists or corporations would be instituted.

An announcement could come out as early as tomorrow but more likely next week the sources said.

The inaugural committee is tasked with raising money for the inauguration beyond what the government allows. It also pays for balls, parties and events surrounding the event.

In 2008, President-elect Barack Obama placed a $50,000 limit on individual donors and banned contributions from lobbyists, corporations and super PACs. The committee also entertained no sponsorship agreements.

In 2012, President Obama loosened those restrictions and allowed for contributions from corporations but not from lobbyists or super PACs

The law allows unlimited contributions from corporations and U.S. permanent residents.

Romney and Trump to Meet This Weekend

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, NBC News confirms.

Romney delivered a blistering takedown of Trump in a speech in March, calling the then-candidate "a phony" and "a fraud." Trump has called Romney a loser and said he "choked like a dog" during his 2012 bid against President Obama.

A source close to Trump with direct knowledge of the president-elect's thinking confirms the meeting is to discuss the position of Secretary of State.

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Obama 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Trump Presidency

President Obama on Thursday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about Donald Trump's presidency once the reality of his immense responsibilities sets in.

"There's something about the solemn responsibilities of that office, the extraordinary demands that are placed on the United States, not just by its own people, but by people around the world that forces you to focus," Obama said during a press conference in Germany on Thursday.

"If you're not serious about the job, then you probably won't be there very long because it will expose problems," Obama added.

The president added that he "wouldn't advise" those opposed to Trump to be silent or stop protesting, but said the election should be an important reminder about the importance of voting.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Visits Trump Tower

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Trump Tower on Wednesday for what he described as a "candid and substantive dialogue" with President-elect Donald Trump.

"I let him know that so many New Yorkers were fearful, and that more has to be done to show that this country can heal and that people be respected," de Blasio told reporters following the meeting.

The Democratic mayor, who supported Hillary Clinton, said he and Trump discussed topics like immigration, Wall Street reform, taxes and the Republican's rhetoric. De Blasio also said he expressed concerns over Trump's decision to appoint former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon to a top White House post.

"The balls in his court, people in this city and all over the country are looking to see what he's going to do," de Blasio said.

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Sens. Schumer and McConnell Elected Senate Leaders

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was easily elected by his caucus to lead Senate Democrats for the next two years and Republicans unanimously re-elected Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to serve as Majority Leader.

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Martin O'Malley Withdraws From DNC Race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley pulled himself out of contention to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday, days after he said he was considering a bid.

"While I'm grateful to the supportive friends who have urged me to consider running for DNC Chair, I will not be seeking our Party's Chairmanship. The DNC needs a Chair who can do the job fully and with total impartiality. The national interest must come first," O'Malley said in an email to supporters.

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McCain Warns Against Russian Reset

Republican Sen. John McCain on Tuesday warned against any attempt to reboot U.S.-Russia relations under Donald Trump's presidency.

"With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States. We should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America's allies, and attempted to undermine America's elections," the Arizona senator said in a statement.

Russia on Tuesday launched a major military offensive in Syria where Putin is backing Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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"The Obama Administration's last attempt at resetting relations with Russia culminated in Putin's invasion of Ukraine and military intervention in the Middle East," McCain said. "At the very least, the price of another 'reset' would be complicity in Putin and Assad's butchery of the Syrian people."

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President Barack Obama has authorized that the same briefing given to him each day be prepared for Trump and Pence. It contains more sensitive information than the briefings provided to the candidates during the presidential campaign.

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"I work very closely with Steve Bannon, he's been the general of this campaign, and frankly, people should look at the full resume," Conway told reporters Monday. "He's got a Harvard business degree, he's a naval officer, he has success in entertainment, I don't know if you're aware of that, and he certainly was a Goldman Sachs managing partner. Brilliant tactician."

Bannon's former news site has been closely associated with the "alt-right" movement, which has been criticized for promoting white nationalism.

"I know that people weren't prepared for us to win, and so they're reaching around to find extreme examples," she added.

Some Republicans leaders have struggled to defend Bannon's past work.

"I do not know Steve. I do not know what he has said," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday.