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South Carolina Profile

Key Figures:

  • 6 Seats: 5R, 1D
  • In 2010 South Carolina Democrats won just 16.7% of US House seats with 40.6% of votes

 

South Carolina Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

38th (30)

 

Representation

35th (23.9)

Margin of Victory

19th (25)

 

Seats-to-Votes

33rd (25.5)

Landslide Index

28th (66.7)

 

House Turnout

33rd (39.7)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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34.1

22.7

27.1

31.6

34.2

29.6

27.2

30

Voter Turnout

43%

32%

38%

34%

44%

31%

47%

35.0%

57.1%

39.7%

Representation Index

28%

22%

28%

24%

29%

24%

35%

21.6%

34%

23.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

35%

31%

28%

30%

38%

24%

26%

38.2%

40.5%

39.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

36/31

22/47

20/37

19/43

19/50

10/31

18/35

21/57

22/58.4

9.6/76.9

Drop-Off Voters

7.2%

7.2%

8.2%

8.9%

4.5%

11.1%

11%

0.5%

2.5%

0.3%

Avg Margin of Victory

31%

39%

50%

47%

34%

55%

51%

26.6%

20.8%

25%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

52-45-3

64-36-0

65-33-3

60-38-2

55-40-5

58-35-7

64-34-2

55-43-2

50.1-49.1-0.8

56.3-40.6-3.2

Seats for (R-D-O%)

50-50-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

67-33-0

66.7-33.3-0

83.3-16.7-0

Seat Changes

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1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

5-1-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

83.3%

66.7%

66.7%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

1

1

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

1

0

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

3

5

4

4

No Contest: 40+

1

1

0

0

0

Uncontested

3

2

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/6

5/6

6/6

6/6

3/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/5

5/5

6/6

6/6

2/3

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/5

5/5

5/6

4/6

1/3

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

3/3

4/4

2/4

0/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

1/2

2/2

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

2

4

4

3

1

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

3

--

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

2B

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1996-2010

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

3-3-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

4-2-0

Landslide Index

83%

83%

83%

50%

66.6%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

3

2

Landslide: 20-40

4

3

2

0

2

No Contest: 40+

1

1

1

1

1

Uncontested

0

1

2

2

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/6

4/6

6/6

5/6

5/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

4/5

4/4

6/6

5/5

5/5

Landslide / Total Incumbent

4/5

3/4

5/6

3/5

4/5

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

4/4

2/3

3/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/3

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

2

5

4

2

Uncontested Primary

4

3

5

4

4

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

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)

3-3-0

3-3-0

2-4-0

2-4-0

2-4-0

Landslide Index

50%

83%

50%

50%

83%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

2

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

1

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

0

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

4

1

1

2

No Contest: 40+

1

1

1

2

1

Uncontested

0

0

1

0

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/6

6/6

4/6

6/6

6/6

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

4/5

6/6

4/4

6/6

6/6

Landslide / Total Incumbent

2/5

5/6

3/4

3/6

5/6

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/4

3/3

0/1

1/2

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

2/3

3/3

2/4

3/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

2

2

2

2

3

Uncontested Primary

4

5

3

6

5

Elected Women

0

0

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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