A head to head comparison of the New Jersey 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Robert Menendez received 1.71M (54.01 %) votes, beating Bob Hugin who gained 1.36M (42.83 %) by 354.3k votes in New Jersey.
Bob Hugin won 10 counties out of the 21 counties that make up New Jersey. The record shows that Robert Menendez won 11 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 3M total number of votes were cast. Bob Hugin got 1,357,355 (1M) over Hank Schroeder 8,854 (9k). He won the popular vote by 1,357,355 (1M). His victory in the State of New Jersey (with 1,357,355 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
All Candidates (Senate General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Essex, Bergen and Middlesex), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Counties Comparison in General Elections
Essex, Bergen and Middlesex, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Robert Menendez, giving him a 102k vote advantage.