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Michigan Profile

Key Figures:

  • 15 Seats: 9R, 6D
  • In 2010, Michigan elected Hansen Clarke, the first U.S. Congressman of Bangladeshi descent

 

Michigan Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

12th (21)

 

Representation

21st (26.7)

Margin of Victory

26th (27.9)

 

Seats-to-Votes

9th (6)

Landslide Index

28th (66.7)

 

House Turnout

21st (43.8)

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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21.9

19

16.4

21.8

17.4

20.8

15

21

Voter Turnout

57%

43%

52%

40%

55%

41%

64%

50.1%

66.2%

43.8%

Representation Index

35%

28%

34%

27%

36%

29%

42%

32.9%

42%

26.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

39%

35%

36%

32%

34.6%

30.6%

34%

34.5%

36.6%

39.1%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

50/25

39/29

45/26

44/21

34/32

14/43

20/45

14/48

32.7/35.3

25/51.1

Drop-Off Voters

9.1%

2.8%

3.9%

4%

3.8%

3.8%

4.3%

4%

3.8%

1%

Avg Margin of Victory

27%

32%

32%

38%

36%

43%

36%

39.2%

33.9%

27.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

48-49-3

51-47-2

45-53-2

49-51-0

44-54-2

48-49-2

49-49-2

45-53-2

43.9-52.3-3.7

52.3-44.3-3.4

Seats for (R-D-O%)

38-63-0

44-56-0

38-63-0

38-63-0

44-56-0

60-40-0

60-40-0

60-40-0

46.7-53.3-0

60-40-0

Seat Changes

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0

1

0

1

3

0

0

2

2

                                           Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

9-6-0

9-6-0

9-6-0

7-8-0

9-6-0

Landslide Index

87%

87%

73.3%

73.3%

66.7%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

1

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

2

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

2

2

1

2

Landslide: 20-40

7

8

5

6

7

No Contest: 40+

4

5

4

4

3

Uncontested

2

0

2

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

13/15

14/15

14/15

15/15

11/15

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

13/13

14/14

14/14

13/15

10/11

Landslide / Total Incumbent

11/13

12/14

11/14

11/15

7/11

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

7/9

7/9

5/8

5/7

5/5

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/4

5/5

6/6

6/6

2/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

7

11

11

11

5

Uncontested Primary

9

--

--

13

--

Elected Women

2

2

2

2

1

Elected Racial Minorities

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B 1A

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

6-10-0

7-9-0

6-10-0

6-10-0

7-9-0

Landslide Index

56%

63%

69%

56%

81%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

2

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

4

2

1

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

2

2

4

6

2

Landslide: 20-40

6

4

7

3

9

No Contest: 40+

3

6

4

5

4

Uncontested

0

0

0

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

11/16

14/16

15/16

16/16

15/16

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

11/11

14/14

14/15

16/16

15/15

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/11

10/14

10/15

9/16

13/15

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

6/6

5/9

5/6

5/6

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/8

4/8

5/7

4/10

8/9

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

8

7

9

9

Uncontested Primary

9

11

14

15

14

Elected Women

1

2

3

3

2

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)

6-12

7-11

7-11

7-11

7-11

Landslide Index

78%

67%

83%

83%

83%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

2

1

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

0

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

2

3

2

2

3

Landslide: 20-40

6

6

6

4

11

No Contest: 40+

8

5

9

11

3

Uncontested

0

1

0

0

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

17/18

17/18

17/18

18/18

16/18

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

16/17

16/17

17/17

18/18

16/16

Landslide / Total Incumbent

14/17

11/17

14/17

15/18

13/16

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

5/7

4/5

4/6

6/7

4/6

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

9/10

7/12

10/11

9/11

9/10

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

10

11

9

13

11

Uncontested Primary

12

15

8

17

14

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

1

Elected Racial Minorities

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

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