Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that New Jersey was not necessarily a blue state. "New Jersey is not that liberal of a state among whites. Whites are 50-50 Republican and Democratic," Cassino said. "It is considered a blue state because of its large minority population."
BlueJersey.com's Juan Melli on Cassino's comments: "For some reason, it made sense to exclude minorities from the analysis of the real New Jersey? Give me a break."
Thankfully, New Jersey has more astute political scientists than Cassino. On NJN's Election Night coverage last November, Montclair State University political science professor Brigid Harrison told viewers that if Bob Menendez received more votes than Tom Kean, Jr., then he would probably win the U.S. Senate race.
Editor's note: The headline — If it weren't for all those Democrats, New Jersey wouldn't be so Democratic — came from Melli. We couldn't have said it better.