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Tennessee Profile

Key Figures:

  • 9 Seats: 7R, 2D
  • In 2010, half of Tennessee Democratic incumbents won by landslides in US House races while all Republican incumbents won by landslides

Tennessee Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

48th  (37)

 

Representation

41st (22.4)

Margin of Victory

42nd (40.1)

 

Seats-to-Votes

23rd (14.5)

Landslide Index

38th (77.8)

 

House Turnout

47th (33.4)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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28.3

34.6

28.4

28.8

29.4

25.2

30.8

37

Voter Turnout

47%

36%

44%

22%

44%

35%

52%

39.1%

50.8%

33.4%

Representation Index

30%

23%

28%

17%

33%

25%

38%

26.4%

37.5%

22.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

36%

38%

37%

24%

26%

29%

26%

32.5%

26.2%

32.8%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

47/20

35/38

30/41

17/27

20/26

32/21

32/19

31/29

18.4/24.6

11.3/63.3

Drop-Off Voters

13%

4.7%

5.9%

6.4%

10.6%

7.5%

9%

6.4%

11.5%

2.8%

Avg Margin of Victory

33%

28%

29%

56%

56%

46%

48%

39.8%

60.4%

40.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

43-51-6

55-43-2

50-48-2

51-45-3

53-44-2

50-46-4

52-47-1

47-50-3

42.5-51.9-5.6

61.3-34.8-3.9

Seats for (R-D-O%)

33-67-0

56-44-0

56-44-0

56-44-0

56-44-0

44-56-0

44-56-0

44-56-0

44.4-55.6-0

77.8-22.2-0

Seat Changes

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2

0

0

0

1(1D)

0

0

0

3

                                       Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

4-5-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

7-2-0

Landslide Index

89%

89%

100%

100%

77.8%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

1

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

0

0

2

Landslide: 20-40

3

3

5

3

3

No Contest: 40+

3

4

4

3

4

Uncontested

2

1

0

3

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

6/9

9/9

7/9

8/9

6/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/6

9/9

7/7

8/8

5/6

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/6

8/9

7/7

9/8

4/6

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

4/4

3/3

4/3

3/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/3

4/5

4/4

5/5

1/2

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

6

6

6

3

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

8

--

Elected Women

0

1

1

1

2

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

0

0

0

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

3-6-0

5-4-0

5-4-0

5-4-0

5-4-0

Landslide Index

78%

56%

67%

78%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

0

1

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

2

3

1

0

Landslide: 20-40

4

3

4

2

3

No Contest: 40+

3

1

2

1

3

Uncontested

0

1

0

4

3

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

9/9

6/9

7/9

9/9

9/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

9/9

6/6

7/7

9/9

9/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/9

4/6

4/7

7/9

9/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

2/2

2/4

4/5

5/5

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/6

2/4

2/3

3/4

4/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

7

4

4

6

8

Uncontested Primary

4

3

6

2

0

Elected Women

1

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)

3-6-0

3-6-0

3-6-0

3-6-0

3-6-0

Landslide Index

89%

89%

78%

78%

89%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

1

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

1

2

1

Landslide: 20-40

2

1

1

1

4

No Contest: 40+

4

3

5

4

2

Uncontested

2

4

1

2

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

7/9

8/9

9/9

7/9

9/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

7/7

8/8

9/9

7/7

9/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/7

7/8

7/9

6/7

8/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

3/3

3/3

2/2

2/2

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/5

4/5

4/6

4/5

6/7

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

7

6

7

5

7

Uncontested Primary

3

6

6

5

7

Elected Women

1

1

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

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