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Minnesota Profile

Key Figures:

  • 8 Seats: 4R, 4D 
  • In 2010, half of Minnesota’s House races were won by landslides

 

Minnesota Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

2nd (9.2)

 

Representation

7th (31.1)

Margin of Victory

14th (20.5)

 

Seats-to-Votes

3rd (2.8)

Landslide Index

15th (50)

 

House Turnout

1st (55)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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16.3

12.3

9.9

11.4

8.8

11.6

9.2

9.2

Voter Turnout

71%

52%

63%

59%

67%

59%

75%

60.2%

75.3%

55%

Representation Index

41%

30%

39%

36%

39%

37%

46%

36.1%

45.9%

31.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

43%

42%

39%

39%

41%

37%

39%

40%

39%

43.4%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

64/17

66/18

62/18

61/16

48/29

33/36

32/40

46/30

45/30.4

34.5%

Drop-Off Voters

3.1%

1.4%

2.3%

2.5%

3%

2.3%

3.8%

1.1%

3.7%

45.4%

Avg Margin of Victory

22%

17%

26%

27%

25%

30%

27%

27%

28.5%

20.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

41-52-7

48-51-1

42-55-3

42-53-4

42-52-6

47-50-3

45-51-3

42-53-5

38.1-57.5-4.3

46.4-47.9-5.6

Seats for (R-D-O%)

25-75-0

25-75-0

25-75-0

27-75-0

38-63-0

50-50-0

50-50-0

37-63-0

37.5-62.5-0

50-50-0

Seat Changes

1

2

0

0

1

1 (1R)

0

0

0

1

                                    Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

4-4-0

4-4-0

3-5-0

3-5-0

4-4-0

Landslide Index

88%

75%

62.5%

62.5%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

1

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

2

1

1

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

1

1

2

Landslide: 20-40

5

5

3

3

3

No Contest: 40+

2

1

2

2

1

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/8

8/8

6/8

7/8

8/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

7/8

8/8

5/6

7/7

7/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/8

6/8

4/5

5/7

4/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

2/4

1/2

0/2

2/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/6

4/4

3/4

5/5

2/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

6

4

3

2

Uncontested Primary

8

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--

6

--

Elected Women

1

1

2

2

2

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

1B

1B

1B

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1996-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

2-6-0

2-6-0

2-6-0

2-6-0

3-5-0

Landslide Index

63%

38%

63%

50%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

2

2

0

1

2

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

1

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

2

2

2

2

Landslide: 20-40

4

2

3

2

2

No Contest: 40+

1

1

2

2

2

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

7/ 8

6/8

8/8

8/8

7/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/7

6/6

8/8

8/8

6/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/7

3/6

5/8

4/8

4/7

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/2

1/2

1/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/6

2/5

4/6

3/6

3/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

3

3

4

4

Uncontested Primary

2

6

8

8

6

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

1

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)

3-5-0

3-5-0

3-5-0

3-5-0

2-6-0

Landslide Index

50%

75%

75%

75%

88%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

0

2

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

0

1

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

2

0

1

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

3

1

2

5

No Contest: 40+

3

3

5

4

2

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/8

8/8

8/8

8/8

7/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/8

8/8

8/8

8/8

6/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4/8

6/8

6/8

6/8

6/7

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/5

2/3

1/3

1/3

1/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/3

4/5

5/5

5/5

5/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

4

5

5

Uncontested Primary

4

2

6

6

6

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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