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Florida Profile

Key Figures:

  • 25 Seats: 19R, 6D
  • In 2010, 15 out of 16 incumbents reelected in Florida House seats won by a landslide.

 

Florida Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

40th (31)

 

Representation

26th (26.1)

Margin of Victory

44th (42.5)

 

Seats-to-Votes

25th (15)

Landslide Index

35th (72)

 

House Turnout

32nd (40.7)

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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--

34.6

42.4

30

36.8

37

33.6

23.8

31

Voter Turnout

49%

26%

43%

11%

43%

29%

48%

31.8%

59.7%

40.7%

Representation Index

29%

18%

28%

8%

31%

20%

35%

56%

36.6%

26.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

40%

31%

33%

27%

31%

32%

28%

39.2%

38.7%

35.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

31/45

26/38

22/47

18/27

12/43

10/61

6/58

12/75

21.7/55.4

9.4/66.3

Drop-Off Voters

7.6%

32.2%

11.6%

69.4%

15.9%

26.2%

26%

20.2%

11.6%

3.6%

Avg Margin of Victory

28%

59%

38%

81%

52%

37%

58%

40.5%

31.6%

42.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

51-46-3

59-41-0

56-43-0

46-48-6

57-39-4

57-41-2

59-39-2

57-42-1

51.9-46.3-1.8

57.6-35.5-6.9

Seats for (R-D-O%)

57-43-0

65-35-0

65-35-0

65-35-0

65-35-0

72-28-0

72-28-0

64-36-0

60-40-0

76-24-0

Seat Changes

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2

0

0

0

1 (1R)

0

1 (+1D)

1 (+1D)

4

                                               Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

18-7-0

18-7-0

16-9-0

15-10-0

19-6-0

Landslide Index

84%

96%

56%

64%

72%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

3

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

1

2

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

7

6

5

Landslide: 20-40

7

11

7

8

10

No Contest: 40+

5

2

1

6

3

Uncontested

9

11

6

2

5

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

21/25

23/25

21/25

24/25

20/25

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

20/21

23/23

20/21

21/24

16/20

Landslide / Total Incumbent

18/21

22/23

12/21

16/24

15/20

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

13/14

16/17

7/14

9/13

11/11

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/7

6/6

6/6

7/8

4/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

17

19

11

11

8

Uncontested Primary

19

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--

18

--

Elected Women

3

5

4

6

6

Elected Racial Minorities

3B 2L

3B 2L

3B 3L

3B 3L

4B 3L

                                        Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

 

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

13-10-0

15-8-0

15-8-0

15-8-0

15-8-0

Landslide Index

43%

78%

87%

96%

78%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

1

0

0

2

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

9

3

2

1

3

Landslide: 20-40

6

6

13

3

5

No Contest: 40+

3

1

4

1

3

Uncontested

1

11

3

18

10

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

13/23

20/23

20/23

23/23

20/23

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

13/13

20/20

20/20

23/23

20/20

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/13

17/20

19/20

22/23

18/20

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

5/8

12/12

14/15

15/15

10/12

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/5

5/8

5/5

7/8

8/8

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

9

16

19

18

Uncontested Primary

9

18

18

22

20

Elected Women

5

5

5

5

4

Elected Racial Minorities

3B 2L

3B 2L

3B 2L

3B 2L

3B 2L

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

6-13-0

7-12-0

7-12-0

10-9-0

10-9-0

Landslide Index

74%

84%

100%

84%

68%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

1

2

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

0

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

3

3

0

1

4

Landslide: 20-40

5

6

2

4

5

No Contest: 40+

6

3

8

4

3

Uncontested

3

7

9

8

5

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

14/19

19/19

18/19

16/19

18/19

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

14/14

19/19

18/18

15/16

17/18

Landslide / Total Incumbent

11/14

16/19

18/18

15/16

13/18

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/4

7/7

7/7

6/6

7/11

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

9/10

9/12

11/11

9/10

6/7

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

10

11

15

15

10

Uncontested Primary

10

16

17

13

13

Elected Women

0

0

0

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

1L

1L

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