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Rhode Island Profile

Key Figures:

  • 2 Seats: 0R, 2D
  • Rhode Island Republicans regularly win a third of the state's US House vote, but have won no seats since 1992

Rhode Island Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

32nd (26.8)

 

Representation

32nd (24.6)

Margin of Victory

10th (18.5)

 

Seats-to-Votes

45th (41.2)

Landslide Index

15th (50)

 

House Turnout

19th (44.4)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

31.9

29.4

32.8

26.8

35.0

25.6

30.8

26.8

Voter Turnout

51%

45%

48%

39%

51%

41%

53%

50.5%

58.1%

44.4%

Representation Index

36%

27%

32%

27%

33%

28%

37%

35.5%

40.3%

24.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

30%

39%

33%

30%

41%

32%

31%

29%

30.7%

44.6%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

27/25

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

Drop-Off Voters

12.1%

5.4%

7.8%

1.4%

6%

1.1%

8%

3.1%

7.1%

2.1%

Avg Margin of Victory

46%

22%

37%

43%

36%

38.3%

41%

74.9%

44%

18.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

47-48-5

39-61-0

30-67-3

26-70-4

23-64-12

30-68-2

28-70-2

11-71-18

27.1-69.3-3.6

37.9-55.4-6.7

Seats for (R-D-O%)

50-50-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

Seat Changes

--

1 (+1D)

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)

0-2-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

100%

100%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

1

0

0

1

No Contest: 40+

1

1

1

2

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/2

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

NA

NA

0/0

0/0

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

1

2

2

2

1

Uncontested Primary

2

--

--

0

--

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)

1-1-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

0-2-0

Landslide Index

100%

50%

100%

100%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

1

1

1

0

No Contest: 40+

2

0

1

1

2

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/2

1/2

1/2

2/2

1/2

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

2/2

1/1

1/1

2/2

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

2/2

1/1

1/1

2/2

1/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/1

NA

NA

NA

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

1/1

2/2

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

1

0

2

1

Uncontested Primary

1

1

1

2

1

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

2-0-0

1-1-0

Landslide Index

50%

100%

50%

50%

0%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

0

1

1

2

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

0

0

0

No Contest: 40+

0

0

1

1

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/2

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

1/2

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1/2

2/2

1/2

1/2

0/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

1/1

0/1

0/1

NA

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

1

1

0

1

0

Uncontested Primary

2

2

2

2

1

Elected Women

1

1

1

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0


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