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Maryland Profile

Key Figures:

  • 8 Seats: 2R, 6D
  • 5 US House incumbents in Maryland were "untouchable" in 2010 -- Republicans won just 25% of seats with 37.5% of votes

Maryland Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

21st (24.2)

 

Representation

9th (30.6)

Margin of Victory

40th (37.5)

 

Seats-to-Votes

20th (13)

Landslide Index

43rd (87.5)

 

House Turnout

16th (45.6)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

31.3

22.4

24.8

22

25

24

21

24.2

Voter Turnout

50%

36%

43%

39%

49%

41%

60%

44.5%

64.2%

45.6%

Representation Index

33%

25%

28%

27%

33%

28%

42%

32.7%

44.7%

30.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

34%

32%

35%

29%

32%

33%

29%

26.5%

30.3%

32.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

27/40

25/39

27/42

21/36

22/39

55/15

50/13

40/16

75/7.6

54.9/18.2

Drop-Off Voters

8.9%

4.6%

8%

3.5%

4.9%

2.6%

5.6%

4.9%

5.1%

3.3%

Avg Margin of Victory

33%

38%

34%

44%

41%

34%

44%

55.8%

43.9%

37.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

47-53-1

51-49-0

47-54-0

47-53-0

44-55-0

45-54-1

40-58-2

32-65-3

30.5-67.1-2.3

37.5-61.4-1

Seats for (R-D-O%)

50-50-0

50-50-0

50-50-0

50-50-0

50-50-0

25-75-0

25-75-0

25-75-0

12.5-87.5-0

25-75-0

Seat Changes

--

0

0

0

0

2 (+2D)

0

0

1

1

                                                          Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

2-6-0

2-6-0

2-6-0

1-7-0

2-6-0

Landslide Index

75%

100%

100%

75%

87.5%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

3

4

4

1

4

No Contest: 40+

3

4

2

5

3

Uncontested

0

0

2

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

7/8

8/8

7/8

7/8

8/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/7

8/8

7/7

7/7

7/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/7

8/8

7/7

6/7

7/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/3

2/2

2/2

0/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/4

6/4

5/5

6/6

6/6

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

6

6

7

4

5

Uncontested Primary

2

--

--

1

--

Elected Women

0

0

0

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B


                                                        Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

4-4-0

4-4-0

4-4-0

4-4-0

4-4-0

Landslide Index

63%

88%

75%

100%

87.5%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

2

0

0

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

2

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

3

4

5

4

No Contest: 40+

4

4

2

3

3

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

7/8

7/8

8/8

8/8

8/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/7

7/7

8/8

8/8

8/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4/7

6/7

6/8

8/8

7/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/3

3/3

3/4

4/4

3/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/4

3/4

3/4

4/4

4/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

4

6

6

7

Uncontested Primary

1

1

0

3

5

Elected Women

2

1

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

                                                            Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

1-7-0

2-6-0

2-6-0

2-6-0

3-5-0

Landslide Index

88%

75%

63%

88%

75%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

1

1

1

1

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

1

0

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

3

1

2

2

No Contest: 40+

5

2

4

4

4

Uncontested

0

1

0

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/8

8/8

4/8

8/8

7/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

7/8

4/4

8/8

6/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/8

6/8

3/4

7/8

6/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

0/1

2/2

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

6/7

5/7

3/3

5/6

4/6

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

6

2

5

6

Uncontested Primary

3

1

2

4

1

Elected Women

3

4

3

3

3

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

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