Massachusetts Profile

Key Figures:

  • 10 Seats: 0R, 10D
  • In 2010, despite winning one-third of the popular vote, Massachusetts Republicans gained no House seats

Massachusetts Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

13th (21.8)

 

Representation

14th (27.9)

Margin of Victory

28th (28)

 

Seats-to-Votes

43rd (39.1)

Landslide Index

10th (40)

 

House Turnout

8th (50.6)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

22.9

26.5

28.8

25.2

25.4

23

24

21.8

Voter Turnout

56%

43%

52%

36%

49%

38%

57%

42.6%

56%

50.6%

Representation Index

34%

31%

34%

28%

36%

31%

46%

36.1%

48.3%

27.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

40%

30%

34%

24%

17%

17%

20%

15.1%

13.8%

44.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

66/16

60/15

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

Drop-Off Voters

5.7%

9.3%

5.9%

9.7%

13.1%

16.1%

11.4%

13.3%

15.4%

-5.3%

Avg Margin of Victory

29%

48%

37%

57%

73%

73%

65%

83.3%

78.4%

28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

33-58-9

30-69-1

32-66-2

24-76-0

15-84-1

16-83-1

17-80-3

10-85-5

12.2-86.2-1.6

33.4-55.2-11.4

Seats for (R-D-O%)

20-80-0

20-80-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100

0-100-0

0-100-0

Seat Changes

--

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

                                

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

0-10-0

0-10-0

0-10-0

0-10-0

0-10-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

100%

100%

40%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

5

Landslide: 20-40

4

3

2

0

2

No Contest: 40+

0

2

1

4

1

Uncontested

6

5

7

6

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

10/10

10/10

10/10

10/10

9/10

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

10/10

10/10

10/10

10/10

9/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

10/10

10/10

10/10

10/10

4/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

NA

NA

0/0

--

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

10/10

10/10

10/10

10/10

4/9

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

7

10

10

9

3

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

9

--

Elected Women

0

--

--

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)

2-8-0

2-8-0

0-10-0

0-10-0

0-10-0

Landslide Index

60%

80%

60%

80%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

1

1

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

3

0

2

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

1

2

0

Landslide: 20-40

3

5

1

0

1

No Contest: 40+

3

0

4

5

4

Uncontested

0

3

1

3

5

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

9/10

10/10

9/10

9/10

10/10

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

7/9

10/10

7/9

9/9

10/10

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/9

8/10

6/9

7/9

10/10

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

0/2

0/2

NA

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

6/9

8/8

6/7

7/9

10/10

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

6

6

5

8

Uncontested Primary

4

3

6

0

0

Elected Women

0

0

6

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)

1-10-0

1-10-0

1-10-0

1-10-0

1-10-0

Landslide Index

91%

82%

100%

100%

82%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

0

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

3

2

2

2

2

No Contest: 40+

4

5

4

6

3

Uncontested

3

2

5

3

4

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

12/11

10/11

10/11

10/11

11/11

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

11/12

10/10

10/10

10/10

11/11

Landslide / Total Incumbent

10/12

9/10

10/10

10/10

9/11

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/2

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

9/10

8/9

9/9

9/9

8/10

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

9

8

8

10

9

Uncontested Primary

9

4

6

9

9

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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