Sources in Bergen and Ocean counties describe turnout on the day as higher than average in GOP sections.
A source in Bergen County described Democratic Party areas as flat by comparison, creating worry among Dems pursuing countywide seats in the sprawling North Jersey bellwether.
The flat numbers in Bergen create an added ripple of fear tonight among the supporters of state Sen. Bob Gordon (D-38).
Legislators with feet in both Passaic and Bergen have the cushion of strong turnout numbers coming out of the City of Passaic, where Passaic county Chairman John Currie is trying to make a stand countywide.
In Hudson, turnout in Bayonne – where Christie polls well – is high, a source said.