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Arkansas Profile

Key Figures:

  • 4 Seats: 3R, 1D
  • By 2010, races were slightly more competitive, no incumbents were “untouchable,” but all candidateat least won “comfortably"

 

    Arkansas Rankings 2010

    Democracy Index

    34th (28.8)

     

    Representation

    42nd (22.4)

    Margin of Victory

    15th (22.9)

     

    Seats-to-Votes

    30th (17.4)

    Landslide Index

    15th (50)

     

    House Turnout

    41st (37.2)


     

                                                     

     

    1992

    1994

    1996

    1998

    2000

    2002

    2004

    2006

    2008

    2010

    Democracy Index

    --

    --

    21

    27.7

    32.5

    31.8

    38.6

    28.8

    42

    28.6

    Voter Turnout

    51%

    39%

    46%

    28%

    40%

    34%

    40%

    36.6%

    38.7%

    37.2%

    Representation Index

    31%

    19%

    26%

    19%

    26%

    26%

    24%

    24.3%

    31%

    22.4%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wasted Votes

    39%

    53%

    44%

    34%

    36%

    23%

    39%

    33.7%

    19.9%

    39.8%

    % Of Wasted R / D Votes

    33/42

    42/65

    42/44

    23/40

    66/0

    50/0

    63/19

    60/16

    0/0

    16.4/67.8

    Drop-Off Voters

    6.5%

    1.1%

    2.4%

    25.6%

    15.8%

    14.6%

    6.3%

    6.6%

    27.6%

    0.9%

    Avg Margin of Victory

    24%

    15%

    14%

    45%

    34%

    60%

    43%

    33.4%

    100%

    22.9%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Votes for (R-D-O%)

    40-59-1

    53-47-0

    53-46-1

    61-32-7

    54-46-0

    41-57-2

    45-54-1

    40-60-0

    27.3-52.8-19.9

    56.2-41.1-2.7

    Seats for (R-D-O%)

    50-50-0

    50-50-0

    50-50-0

    50-50-0

    25-75-0

    25-75-0

    25-75-0

    25-75-0

    25-75-0

    75-25-0

    Seat Changes

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

                                                          Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

    Results 2002-2010

    2002

    2004

    2006

    2008

    2010

    U.S. House (R-D-O)

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    3-1-0

    Landslide Index

    100%

    75%

    100%

    100%

    50%

    Scale of Competitiveness

     

     

     

     

     

    Tight: < 5

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Competitive: 5-10

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Opportunity: 10-20

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    Landslide: 20-40

    2

    2

    3

    0

    1

    No Contest: 40+

    0

    0

    1

    0

    1

    Uncontested

    2

    1

    0

    4

    0

    Incumbents

     

     

     

     

     

    Total Running / Total Seats

    4/4

    4/4

    4/4

    4/4

    1/4

    Re-Election / Total Incumbent

    4/4

    4/4

    4/4

    4/4

    1/1

    Landslide  / Total Incumbent

    4/4

    3/4

    4/4

    4/4

    0/1

    R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

    1/1

    1/1

    1/1

    1/1

    --

    D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

    3/3

    2/3

    3/3

    3/3

    0/1

    Untouchable Repeat Landslide

    1

    3

    4

    3

    0

    Uncontested Primary

    3

     

    --

    4

    --

    Elected Women

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Elected Racial Minorities

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

                                          Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

    Results 1992-2000

    1992

    1994

    1996

    1998

    2000

    U.S. House (R-D-O)

    2-2-0

    2-2-0

    2-2-0

    2-2-0

    1-3-0

    Landslide Index

    50%

    25%

    25%

    50%

    50%

    Scale of Competitiveness

     

     

     

     

     

    Tight: < 5

    2

    1

    1

    0

    1

    Competitive: 5-10

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    Opportunity: 10-20

    0

    1

    1

    2

    1

    Landslide: 20-40

    1

    1

    1

    0

    1

    No Contest: 40+

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Uncontested

    0

    0

    0

    2

    1

    Incumbents

     

     

     

     

     

    Total Running / Total Seats

    1/4

    4/4

    1/4

    4/4

    4/4

    Re-Election / Total Incumbent

    1/1

    4/4

    1/1

    4/4

    3/4

    Landslide / Total Incumbent

    1/1

    1/4

    1/1

    2/4

    2/4

    R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

    NA

    1/2

    1/1

    1/2

    1/2

    D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

    1/1

    0/2

    NA

    1/2

    1/2

    Untouchable Repeat Landslide

    1

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Uncontested Primary

    2

    4

    1

    4

    3

    Elected Women

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Elected Racial Minorities

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0


                              Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

    Results 1982-1990

    1982

    1984

    1986

    1988

    1990

    U.S. House (R-D-O)

    2-2-0

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    1-3-0

    Landslide Index

    75%

    75%

    100%

    100%

    100%

    Scale of Competitiveness

     

     

     

     

     

    Tight: < 5

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Competitive: 5-10

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Opportunity: 10-20

    3

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Landslide: 20-40

    0

    0

    1

    1

    2

    No Contest: 40+

    0

    2

    3

    2

    2

    Uncontested

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    Incumbents

     

     

     

     

     

    Total Running / Total Seats

    4/4

    3/4

    4/4

    4/4

    3/4

    Re-Election / Total Incumbent

    4/4

    3/3

    4/4

    4/4

    3/3

    Landslide / Total Incumbent

    3/4

    3/3

    4/4

    4/4

    3/3

    R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

    1/2

    1/1

    1/1

    1/1

    1/1

    D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

    2/2

    2/2

    3/3

    3/3

    2/2

    Untouchable Repeat Landslide

    3

    3

    3

    4

    3

    Uncontested Primary

    3

    2

    2

    3

    3

    Elected Women

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Elected Racial Minorities

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

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