A head to head comparison of the New Jersey 2016 General Election gives an idea of the breakdown of the voters.
Hillary Clinton received 2,148,278 (55%) votes beating Donald Trump who gained 1,601,933 (41%) by 546,345 votes in New Jersey.
Hillary Clinton won 12 counties whereas Donald Trump won 9 counties in the total of the 21 counties in the state of New Jersey.
2016 New Jersey (NJ) Primary vs. General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Clinton won 12 counties and Trumpwon 9 counties in New Jersey Primary.
2016 New Jersey (NJ) Primary vs. General Elections with regards to Percentage (%) votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the total votes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Primary and General Elections, percentage (%) vote shift difference is a 3% increment for Donald Trump in the Presidential Elections as opposed to a 3% decrease for Hillary Clinton. These margins are represented as 1,245,236 vote increment for Donald Trump and 1,594,041 vote increment for Hillary Clinton at the General Elections.
2016 General Election Hillary Clinton Popular Vote Count Contributed by New Jersey (NJ)
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
During the 2016 General elections, over 146,434,269 total number of votes were cast. Hillary Clinton got 65,849,971 (65.8 Million) over Donald Trump's 62,984,405 (62.9 Million). She won the popular vote by 2,865,566 (2.8 Million). Her win in New jersey represents 3,2% of her popular vote victory. The remaining 49 states contributed to her the remaining 96,8% popular votes victory.
Top 15 Counties in Primary vs. General Elections
All Candidates (Primary Elections)
All Candidates (General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the larger counties (Bergen, Middlesex, Monmouth), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Vote Comparisons in Primary vs. General Elections
Bergen, Middlesex, two of the larger counties voted in favor of Clinton, giving her over 424k vote advantage. Monmouth, another larger countye voted in favor of Trump giving him a 29k voter advantage in that county. Clinton's steady win in the more dense counties contributed to the 546K marginal vote advantage that helped her gain an upper hand in the State of New Jersey.
Related References: 2016 New Jersey Primary Election Story, 2020 New Jersey Primary Election Story