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Iowa Profile

Key Figures: 

  • 5 Seats: 2R, 3D
  • Iowa is the biggest of three states that have never elected a women or racial minority to the US House

 

Iowa Rankings 2010

 

Democracy Index

5th (13.6)

 

Representation

13th (28.1)

Margin of Victory

6th (16)

 

Seats-to-Votes

27th (15.3)

Landslide Index

10th (40)

 

House Turnout

9th (49.8)

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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18.4

17.8

18.9

19.4

17.6

16.2

16.2

13.6

Voter Turnout

60%

46%

56%

42%

59%

46%

57%

48%

67.4%

49.8%

Representation Index

38.6%

26.5%

30.6%

27%

36%

25%

39%

26.2%

40.2%

28.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

36%

43%

46%

35%

38%

44%

41%

45.3%

40.3%

43.7%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

13/68

0/100

17/78

14/68

12-71

18/75

17/73

57/32

50.6/29

53/28.6

Drop-Off Voters

8.3%

0.9%

2.7%

5.8%

3%

1%

3.2%

1.4%

3.6%

0.9%

Avg Margin of Victory

33%

16%

11%

34%

26%

13%

18%

11.6%

21.4%

16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

59-40-1

57-42-1

54-44-1

61-38-1

56-42-2

54-45-1

56-43-1

51-48-1

47.1-51.3-1.6

54-43.4-2.6

Seats for (R-D-O%)

80-20-1

100-0-0

80-20-0

80-20-0

80-20-0

80-20-0

80-20-0

40-60-0

40-60-0

40-60-0

Seat Changes

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1

1

0

0

0

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)

4-1-0

4-1-0

2-3-0

2-3-0

2-3-0

Landslide Index

20%

40%

20%

60%

40%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

0

2

Competitive: 5-10

2

0

1

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

2

3

2

2

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

1

3

2

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

4/5

5/5

4/5

5/5

5/5

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

4/4

5/5

3/4

5/5

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

0/4

2/5

1/4

3/5

2/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/3

2/4

1/2

2/2

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

0/1

0/1

0/1

1/3

0/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

0

1

1

1

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

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)

4-1-0

5-0-0

4-1-0

4-1-0

4-1-0

Landslide Index

60%

40%

20%

40%

80%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

2

0

1

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

3

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

2

0

3

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

2

1

1

4

No Contest: 40+

1

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/5

4/5

4/5

5/5

5/5

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/6

3/4

4/4

5/5

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

3/6

1/4

1/4

2/5

4/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/4

1/3

1/4

2/4

3/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/2

0/1

NA

0/1

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

1

1

1

2

Uncontested Primary

3

1

4

0

0

Elected Women

0

0

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)

3-3-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

Landslide Index

33%

83%

50%

83%

83%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

1

1

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

4

0

2

1

0

Landslide: 20-40

2

5

3

4

1

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

1

3

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/6

5/6

4/6

6/6

5/ 6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/6

5/5

4/4

6/6

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

2/6

5/5

3/4

5/6

5/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/3

3/3

2/3

3/4

3/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/3

2/2

1/1

2/2

2/2

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

2

3

2

5

Uncontested Primary

6

4

3

4

5

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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