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Pennsylvania Profile

Key Figures:

  • 19 Seats: 12R, 7D
  • In 2010, Pennsylvania’s Democratic and Republican vote percentages in House races are much closer than the seat percentages showing vast disparities in the latter

 

Pennsylvania Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

18th (22.8)

 

Representation

28th (25.9)

Margin of Victory

27th (27.9)

 

Seats-to-Votes

18th (11.2)

Landslide Index

13th (42.1)

 

House Turnout

31st (41.4)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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25.5

27.0

20.8

24.2

25.6

16.4

17

22.8

Voter Turnout

51%

37%

47%

32%

50%

35%

56%

42.7%

61.8%

41.4%

Representation Index

34%

25%

30%

22%

34%

25%

40%

26.6%

39%

25.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

32%

31%

37%

31%

32%

30%

29%

37.7%

37%

37.5%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

33/27

34/25

36/36

32/28

25/35

19/39

12/43

44/32

48.7/26.6

23/51.8

Drop-Off Voters

7.4%

6%

4.2%

4.3%

7.2%

6.6%

10.7%

2.1%

3.7%

0.8%

Avg Margin of Victory

40%

42%

29%

43%

42%

45%

48%

29.5%

28.4%

27.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

51-47-2

54-44-2

47-52-1

51-48-1

49-50-1

56-41-3

50-48-2

43-56-1

43.6-55.4-1

51.4-47.6-1

Seats for (R-D-O%)

48-52-0

48-52-0

48-52-0

48-52-0

52-48-0

63-37-0

63-37-0

42-58-0

36.8-63.2-0

63.2-36.8-0

Seat Changes

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2

1

2

1

3

0

4

1

5

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

12-7-0

12-7-0

8-11-0

7-12-0

12-7-0

Landslide Index

74%

74%

52.6%

42.1%

42.1%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

1

3

3

2

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

4

5

8

7

Landslide: 20-40

4

6

6

5

2

No Contest: 40+

4

2

2

2

5

Uncontested

6

6

2

1

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

17/19

16/19

19/19

18/19

17/19

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

17/17

16/16

15/19

17/18

13/17

Landslide / Total Incumbent

13/17

14/16

10/19

8/18

8/17

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

8/10

8/10

3/8

3/6

5/7

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/7

6/6

7/7

5/11

3/6

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

11

11

9

6

6

Uncontested Primary

4

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--

17

--

Elected Women

1

2

1

2

1

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

                          Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

10-11-0

10-11-0

10-11-0

10-11-0

11-10-0

Landslide Index

67%

71%

71%

81%

81%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

4

3

2

2

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

2

1

1

3

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

3

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

6

9

11

9

9

No Contest: 40+

5

2

4

4

4

Uncontested

3

4

0

4

4

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

18/21

17/21

19/21

19/21

19/21

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

16/18

16/17

19/19

18/19

19/19

Landslide / Total Incumbent

13/18

14/17

13/19

17/19

17/19

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

8/10

8/8

6/8

8/9

8/9

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/8

6/9

7/11

9/10

9/10

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

11

11

13

13

15

Uncontested Primary

2

0

11

4

6

Elected Women

1

0

0

0

1

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

                          Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

10-13-0

10-13-0

11-12-0

11-12-0

12-11-0

Landslide Index

65%

70%

83%

91%

74%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

3

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

2

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

3

4

4

2

5

Landslide: 20-40

7

5

7

6

8

No Contest: 40+

8

10

10

11

3

Uncontested

0

1

2

4

6

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

21/23

22/23

22/23

23/23

23/23

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

17/21

22/22

22/22

23/23

22/23

Landslide / Total Incumbent

14/21

16/22

18/22

21/23

17/23

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

7/12

7/10

7/10

10/11

9/11

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

7/9

9/12

11/12

11/12

8/12

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

12

12

15

20

16

Uncontested Primary

7

10

12

20

16

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

 

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