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Montana Profile

Key Figures:

  • 1 Seat: 1R, 0D
  • Montana Democrats haven't won a U.S. House seat since 1994, despite regularly garnering four in ten votes

Montana Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

33rd (27.4)

 

Representation

12th (28.9)

Margin of Victory

29th (28.2)

 

Seats-to-Votes

40th (36.7)

Landslide Index

44th (100)

 

House Turnout

13th (47.8)

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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15.9

18.4

23.6

22.0

26.4

21.0

25.8

27.4

Voter Turnout

70%

57%

63%

50%

61%

48%

63%

56.6%

64.9%

47.8%

Representation Index

35%

28%

33%

27%

32%

31%

41%

33.4%

41.6%

28.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

50%

51%

48%

47%

49%

35%

36%

41.1%

35.9%

39.6%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

100/0

100/0

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

Drop-Off Voters

1.7%

0%

0.7%

NA

0.1%

-1.4%

1.4%

0.1%

2.2%

0%

Avg Margin of Victory

4%

6%

9%

9%

5%

32%

32%

20.2%

32.8%

28.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

47-50-3

42-49-9

52-43-4

53-44-3

51-46-2

65-33-3

64-33-3

59-39-2

64.1-32.4-3.4

60.4-33.8-5.7

Seats for (R-D-O%)

0-100-0

0-100-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

100-0-0

Seat Changes

--

0

1

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)

1-0-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

1

1

1

1

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

NA

NA

0/0

0/0

0/0

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

1

1

0

1

Uncontested Primary

1

--

--

1

--

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)

0-1-0

0-1-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

Landslide Index

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

1

1

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

0

0

0

0

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/1

1/1

0/1

1/1

0/1

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

1/2

1/4

NA

1/1

NA

Landslide / Total Incumbent

0/2

0/1

NA

0/1

NA

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

NA

NA

0/1

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

0/1

0/1

NA

NA

NA

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested Primary

1

1

0

1

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)

1-1-0

1-1-0

1-1-0

1-1-0

1-1-0

Landslide Index

50%

100%

50%

50%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

0

0

1

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

1

1

2

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1/2

2/2

1/2

1/2

2/2

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

1/1

0/1

0/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

1

1

1

1

1

Uncontested Primary

2

2

2

2

2

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0


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