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Connecticut Profile

Key Figures:

  • 5 Seats: 0R, 5D
  • In 2010, all 5 incumbents were reelected. Republicans won 0 of 5 seats, despite winning 40 % of votes statewide

Connecticut Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

22nd (24.4)

 

Representation

22nd (26.6)

Margin of Victory

9th (18.4)

 

Seats-to-Votes

44th (40.9)

Landslide Index

25th (60)

 

House Turnout

17th (45.4)

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

18.8

20.8

16.3

22

24

21.6

26

24.4

Voter Turnout

57%

43%

52%

38%

53%

39%

58%

43.3%

62.3%

45.4%

Representation Index

34%

26%

31%

24%

32%

24%

36%

26.2%

40.5%

26.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

39%

39%

40%

39%

39%

39%

38%

39.5%

35.1%

41.3%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

40/30

37/35

57/26

56/22

37/38

26/50

23/49

75/16

100/0

100/0

Drop-Off Voters

11.20%

6.80%

7.10%

6.20%

10%

3.30%

9.50%

5.30%

7.3%

1.3%

Avg Margin of Victory

28%

28%

21%

25%

24%

24%

26%

23.50%

32.9%

18.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

49-45-6

48-48-4

42-56-2

47-53-2

45-53-1

47-51-1

44-55-1

39-60-1

33-64.9-2

40.4-58.7-0.9

Seats for (R-D-O%)

50-50-0

50-50-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

50-50-0

60-40-0

60-40-0

20-80-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

Seat Changes

0

1

0

0

1

-1D

0

2 (+2D)

1 (+1D)

0

                                   Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

3-2-0

3-2-0

1-4-0

0-5-0

0-5-0

Landslide Index

60%

60%

40%

80%

60%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

1

2

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

0

0

2

Opportunity: 10-20

1

0

1

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

3

1

0

2

3

No Contest: 40+

0

2

2

2

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/5

5/5

5/5

5/5

5/5

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/6

5/5

3/5

4/5

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

3/6

3/5

2/5

4/5

3/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/3

1/3

0/1

0/0

0/0

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

4/4

3/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

2

2

2

2

2

Uncontested Primary

5

--

--

4

--

Elected Women

2

2

1

1

1

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)

3-3-0

3-3-0

2-4-0

2-4-0

3-3-0

Landslide Index

67%

67%

50%

50%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

1

1

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

2

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

1

0

0

2

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

2

1

2

1

No Contest: 40+

2

2

2

1

2

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/6

6/6

6/6

5/6

6/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/6

6/6

5/6

5/6

5/6

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4/6

4/6

3/6

3/5

3/6

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/3

2/3

1/3

1/2

1/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/3

2/3

2/3

2/3

1/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

3

2

3

Uncontested Primary

NA

NA

NA

5

6

Elected Women

3

3

3

2

2

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

0

0

0

                                  Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

2-4-0

3-3-0

3-3-0

3-3-0

3-3-0

Landslide Index

16%

50%

83%

100%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

2

0

0

0

2

Competitive: 5-10

1

3

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

2

0

0

0

1

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

3

3

0

No Contest: 40+

0

1

2

3

3

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/6

6/6

6/6

6/6

4/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

4/5

5/6

6/6

6/6

4/4

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1/5

3/6

5/6

6/6

3/4

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

2/2

2/3

3/3

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/4

1/4

3/3

3/3

1/2

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

1

2

5

3

Uncontested Primary

4

NA

6

NA

NA

Elected Women

2

2

2

2

3

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

1B


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