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Ohio Profile

Key Figures:

  • 18 Seats: 13R, 5D
  • In 2010, Ohio Democrats earned 42.1% of the vote and kept 27.8% of US House seats

Ohio Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

14th (22)

 

Representation

23rd (26.5)

Margin of Victory

21st (25.4)

 

Seats-to-Votes

28th (16.4)

Landslide Index

15th (50)

 

House Turnout

20th (44.3)


 

 


1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index -- -- 19.9 21.6 22.9 24.8 21.8 16.8 17.2 22
Voter Turnout 57% 40% 53% 40% 54% 37% 62% 47% 63% 44%
Representation Index 37% 27% 34% 27% 36% 25% 42% 29% 39% 27%
Wasted Votes 35% 32% 36% 33% 34% 31% 32% 39% 39% 40%
% Of Wasted Votes R / D Votes 34/30 19/49 25/42 24/42 19/40 18/47 13/51 24/52 40/34 17/64
Drop-off Voters 7% 4% 3% 1% 2% 0% 8% 2% 6% 1%
Avg Margin of Victory 33% 40% 33% 34% 39% 40% 39% 21% 26% 25%
Votes for (R-D-O%) 47-48-5 58-40-1 50-46-1 52-47-1 49-56-5 56-52-2 51-49-0 47-53-0 46-51-2 54-42-4
Seats for (R-D-O%) 47-53-0 68-32-0 58-42-0 58-42-0 58-42-0 67-33-00 67-33-0 31-39-0 44-56-0 72-28-0
Seat Changes 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 5

 

                                   Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

12-6-0

12-6-0

11-7-0

8-10-0

13-5-0

Landslide Index

83.3%

89%

50%

55.6%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

3

2

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

1

3

Opportunity: 10-20

3

2

6

5

6

Landslide: 20-40

7

12

6

7

6

No Contest: 40+

7

2

3

3

3

Uncontested

1

2

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

16/18

18/18

14/18

14/18

18/18

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

16/16

18/18

14/14

13/14

13/18

Landslide / Total Incumbent

15/16

16/18

6/14

10/14

9/18

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

11/11

10/12

2/10

5/7

7/8

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/5

6/6

4/4

5/6

2/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

14

13

6

3

3

Uncontested Primary

10

--

--

11

--

Elected Women

3

3

5

5

4

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B 1A

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

9-10-0

13-6-0

11-8-0

11-8-0

11-8-0

Landslide Index

63%

58%

68%

89%

84.2%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

2

4

3

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

2

1

0

1

2

Opportunity: 10-20

3

3

3

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

4

1

5

13

7

No Contest: 40+

7

7

7

4

8

Uncontested

1

3

1

0

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

15/19

18/19

19/19

18/19

18/19

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

13/15

15/18

17/19

18/18

18/18

Landslide / Total Incumbent

12/15

11/18

13/19

16/18

16/18

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

7/8

8/9

8/13

10/11

10/10

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/7

3/9

5/6

6/7

6/8

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

11

10

11

12

16

Uncontested Primary

11

10

13

14

14

Elected Women

2

2

2

3

3

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1992

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

11-10-0

10-11-0

10-11-0

10-11-0

10-11-0

Landslide Index

71%

81%

90%

95%

81%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

5

3

1

1

3

Landslide: 20-40

10

5

5

2

8

No Contest: 40+

4

10

12

17

8

Uncontested

1

2

2

1

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

19/21

21/21

19/21

20/21

18/21

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

17/19

20/21

19/19

20/20

18/18

Landslide / Total Incumbent

14/19

17/21

18/19

19/20

15/18

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

6/10

10/11

9/9

9/9

6/8

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

8/9

7/10

9/10

10/11

9/10

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

11

13

15

18

15

Uncontested Primary

14

14

10

16

13

Elected Women

2

2

2

2

2

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

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