Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, New Jersey
trifecta is defined as when a state's governorship and legislative chambers are controlled by the same political party.
The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?
At Ballotpedia, we explored these issues in a three-part study, Who Runs the States.
This page takes a specific look at how New Jersey performed in the study.
New Jersey breakdown
- Over the past 22 years, the New Jersey government has been divided for eight years and had 14 total trifectas.
- Of these 14 trifectas, six were Democratic and eight were Republican.
- There were 10 years of Democratic governors and 12 of Republican governors during this period.
- The New Jersey legislature has been split for two years, under Democratic control for 10 years, and under Republican control for 10 years.
Background about the study
- See also: Ballotpedia: Who Runs the States
Part One examines the partisanship of state government from 1992-2013. Part Two establishes a State Quality of Life Index (SQLI), aggregating a variety of existing state indices into one measurement. Part Three will overlay the two reports, looking for trends and correlations.
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