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California Profile

Key Figures:

  • 53 Seats: 19R, 34D
  • In 2010, all 51 US House incumbents once again won in California. This time 76% of them won by at least a landslide.

 

.California Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

24th (24.8)

 

Representation

15th (27.5)

Margin of Victory

39th (36.1)

 

Seats-to-Votes

15th (9.2)

Landslide Index

40th (79.2)

 

House Turnout

26th (42.2)

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

34

24.8

31.4

36

28.8

28.4

24.8

24.8

Voter Turnout

48%

36%

41%

34%

41.9%

28%

54%

38.3%

56%

42.2%

Representation Index

29%

22%

26%

22%

27%

19%

37%

26.2%

38.4%

27.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

40%

38%

38%

34%

36%

33%

31%

31.7%

31.4%

34.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

39/33

32/39

35/34

28/31

40/25

35/25

33/25

34/26

32.7/26.6

39.6/27.1

Drop-Off Voters

5.4%

3.8%

5.4%

4.7%

4.8%

0.9%

6.4%

4.4%

9.1%

4.4%

Avg Margin of Victory

27%

30%

31%

38%

38%

38%

42%

46%

47.5%

36.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

41-52-7

49-47-4

45-50-5

44-51-5

43-52-6

44-51-4

43-54-3

40-57-3

36.6-59.9-3.5

43.5-53.4-3.1

Seats for (R-D-O%)

42-58-0

48-52-0

44-56-0

46-54-0

38-62-0

38-62-0

38-62-0

36-64-0

35.8-64.2-0

35.8-64.2-0

Seat Changes

3

4

3

3

4

1(+1D)

0

1(+1D)

0

0

                                Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

20-33-0

20-33-0

19-34-0

19-34-0

19-34-0

Landslide Index

94%

96%

94%

75.5%

79.2%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

2

2

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

2

3

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

0

8

7

Landslide: 20-40

27

28

27

10

25

No Contest: 40+

21

18

15

23

15

Uncontested

2

5

8

7

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

50/53

51/53

52/53

51/53

51/53

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

50/50

51/51

50/52

51/51

51/51

Landslide / Total Incumbent

49/50

50/51

48/50

40/51

40/51

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

19/19

18/19

15/18

7/17

11/18

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

30/31

32/32

33/33

33/34

29/33

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

32

47

44

36

32

Uncontested Primary

33

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--

38

--

Elected Women

18

18

18

19

19

Elected Racial Minorities

4B 9L 2A

4B 9L 2A

3B 8L 2A

4B 10L 2A

4B 6L 3A

                            Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

22-30-0

25-27-0

23-29-0

24-28-0

20-32-0

Landslide Index

58%

69%

73%

75%

79%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

6

6

4

3

3

Competitive: 5-10

4

2

5

2

4

Opportunity: 10-20

12

8

5

8

4

Landslide: 20-40

20

25

26

16

19

No Contest: 40+

10

9

12

14

18

Uncontested

0

2

0

9

4

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

36/52

49/52

50/52

47/52

49/52

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

35/36

56/49

47/50

47/47

46/49

Landslide / Total Incumbent

25/36

35/49

38/50

37/47

41/46

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

7/15

17/20

17/22

16/21

16/19

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

18/21

18/29

21/28

21/26

25/30

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

21

26

35

35

36

Uncontested Primary

15

22

34

32

40

Elected Women

7

8

10

13

16

Elected Racial Minorities

4B 4L 3A

4B 4L 3A

4B 5L 2A

4B 5L 1A

4B 6L 2A

                     Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

17-28-0

18-27-0

18-27

18-27

19-26

Landslide Index

71%

91%

93%

93%

77%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

2

0

0

0

5

Competitive: 5-10

6

2

0

0

2

Opportunity: 10-20

5

2

3

3

4

Landslide: 20-40

19

20

14

18

26

No Contest: 40+

13

20

28

24

7

Uncontested

0

1

0

0

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

37/45

45/45

41/45

42/45

43/45

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

35/37

44/45

41/41

42/42

40/43

Landslide / Total Incumbent

26/37

42/45

39/41

40/42

33/43

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

12/16

17/17

14/16

14/15

12/17

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

14/21

25/28

25/25

26/27

21/26

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

22

30

37

38

29

Uncontested Primary

27

23

27

27

30

Elected Women

2

3

2

2

3

Elected Racial Minorities

3B 2L 2A

3B 4L 2A

3B 4L 2A

3B 3L 2A

4B 3L 2A


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