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Colorado Profile

Key Figures:

  • 7 Seats: 4R, 3D
  • In 2010, three US House races were landslide wins. Republicans won two house seats in very close races

 

Colorado Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

3rd (13)

 

Representation

10th (29)

Margin of Victory

16th (23.3)

 

Seats-to-Votes

7th (4.8)

Landslide Index

22nd (57.1)

 

House Turnout

10th (49.3)

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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19.6

17.1

17.3

21.2

14.8

15

15

13

Voter Turnout

61%

39%

51%

43%

53%

41%

65%

46.5%

66.4%

49.3%

Representation Index

38%

27%

32%

27%

36%

26%

39%

28.1%

41.2%

29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

38%

30%

38%

38%

39%

38%

39%

40%

37.9%

41%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

21/54

21/45

21/57

22/57

17/40

17/60

30/46

37/35

56.2/21.9

27.8/49.9

Drop-Off Voters

5.70%

5.40%

3.30%

4%

6.80%

1.10%

4.30%

1.30%

4.9%

1.4%

Avg Margin of Victory

27%

43%

27%

26%

38%

27%

15%

31.6%

26.8%

23.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

51-47-2

65-35-0

57-41-2

56-42-2

60-30-10

54-42-4

49-49-2

41-54-5

43.4-55.2-1.5

50.1-45.4-4.4

Seats for (R-D-O%)

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

71-29-0

57-43-0

43-57-0

28.6-71.4-0

57.1-42.9-0

Seat Changes

0

0

0

0

0

1 (+1R)

1 (+1D)

0

1 (+1D)

2

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

5-2-0

4-3-0

3-4-0

2-5-0

4-3-0

Landslide Index

71%

57%

43%

85.7%

57.1%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

1

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

3

1

2

Landslide: 20-40

4

2

1

5

3

No Contest: 40+

1

2

1

1

1

Uncontested

0

0

1

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/7

6/7

5/7

5/7

7/7

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/5

6/6

5/5

4/5

5/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/5

4/6

3/5

6/5

4/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

2/4

0/2

2/1

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

3/3

4/3

2/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

2

1

1

Uncontested Primary

4

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--

4

--

Elected Women

2

2

2

2

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

1L

1L

1L

0

                                 Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

Landslide Index

67%

83%

50%

50%

67%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

3

2

2

Landslide: 20-40

3

2

2

2

2

No Contest: 40+

1

2

1

1

0

Uncontested

0

1

0

0

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5 / 6

6/6

4/6

4/6

6/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5 / 5

6/6

4/4

4/4

6/6

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4 / 5

5/6

3/4

3/4

4/6

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2 / 3

4/4

3/3

2/3

3/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2 / 2

1/2

0/1

1/1

1/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

3

3

2

2

Uncontested Primary

5

5

3

4

6

Elected Women

1

1

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1992

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

3-3-0

4-2-0

3-3-0

3-3-0

3-3-0

Landslide Index

83%

67%

67%

100%

83%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

2

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

0

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

4

1

2

3

4

No Contest: 40+

1

3

2

3

1

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/6

5/6

4/6

6/6

5/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/5

5/5

3/4

6/6

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4/5

4/5

3/4

6/6

5/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

3/3

2/3

3/3

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/3

1/2

1/1

3/3

3/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

3

4

5

 

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