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Texas Profile


Key Figures:

  • 32 Seats: 23R, 9D
  • In 2010, only 5 out of Texas' 32 US House seats were competitive

Texas Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

49th (37.6)

 

Representation

46th (21.6)

Margin of Victory

46th (48.3)

 

Seats-to-Votes

8th (4.9)

Landslide Index

42nd (84.4)

 

House Turnout

49th (30.8)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

--

--

33.8

33.8

33.9

33.4

30.2

37.6

33

37.6

Voter Turnout

46%

31%

37%

24%

40%

27%

51%

28.4%

50.6%

30.8%

Representation Index

32%

21%

23%

17%

29%

19%

35%

18.5%

34%

21.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

31%

32%

37%

28%

32%

29%

32%

37.9%

34.7%

29.7%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

45/15

41/17

38/32

27/22

25/27

27/28

13/54

14/61

14.8/46.5

11.1/57.4

Drop-Off Voters

8.6%

6.2%

9.8%

7.4%

6.5%

5.1%

6.1%

6.2%

6.8%

4.8%

Avg Margin of Victory

40%

36%

31%

46%

45%

47%

41%

43.8%

50%

48.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

48-50-2

56-12-2

54-44-2

52-44-4

49-47-4

53-44-3

58-39-3

51-44-5

55.8-39.6-4.6

64.4-30.6-5

Seats for (R-D-O%)

30-70-0

37-63-0

43-57-0

43-57-0

43-57-0

47-53-0

66-34-0

59-41-0

62.5-37.5-0

71.9-28.1-0

Seat Changes

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2

4

0

0

2(+2R)

5(+5R)

1

2

3

                                       Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

15-17-0

21-11-0

19-13-0

20-12-0

23-9-0

Landslide Index

75%

81%

84.4%

81.3%

84.4%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

1

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

2

2

Opportunity: 10-20

5

5

5

4

2

Landslide: 20-40

6

16

16

8

10

No Contest: 40+

9

3

5

10

11

Uncontested

9

7

6

8

6

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

28/32

29*/32

31/32

32/32

31/32

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

28/28

25/29

25/27

25/27

29/31

Landslide / Total Incumbent

22/28

20/29

21/31

25/32

26/31

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

11/12

13/16

17/19

15/19

20/20

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

11/16

7/13

9/11

10/12

6/9

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

17

14

18

21

22

Uncontested Primary

21

--

--

27

--

Elected Women

3

3

3

3

3

Elected Racial Minorities

2B 6L

3B 6L

3B 6L

2B 6L

3B 6L

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

9-21-0

11-19-0

13-17-0

13-17-0

13-17-0

Landslide Index

80%

50%

60%

70%

83.3%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

2

3

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

3

3

1

1

Opportunity: 10-20

5

10

6

8

4

Landslide: 20-40

12

3

6

7

4

No Contest: 40+

9

7

9

3

6

Uncontested

3

5

0

11

9

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

27/30

27/30

22/30

29/30

29/30

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

26/27

25/27

21/22

29/29

29/29

Landslide / Total Incumbent

17/27

14/27

17/22

20/29

25/29

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

7/9

9/9

9/10

11/13

11/12

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

10/18

5/18

8/12

9/16

14/17

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

16

14

13

14

18

Uncontested Primary

18

17

10

24

23

Elected Women

1

2

3

3

2

Elected Racial Minorities

2B 5L

2B 5L

2B 6L

2B 6L

2B 6L

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

5-22-0

10-17-0

10-17-0

8-19-0

8-19-0

Landslide Index

81%

63%

85%

93%

81%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

2

1

1

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

1

0

1

2

Opportunity: 10-20

4

7

3

0

3

Landslide: 20-40

7

4

9

8

5

No Contest: 40+

15

4

7

12

5

Uncontested

0

9

7

5

12

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

21/27

23/27

26/27

26/27

26/27

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

21/21

20/23

26/26

25/26

26/26

Landslide / Total Incumbent

18/21

15/23

22/26

25/26

22/26

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/4

4/4

6/8

8/9

8/8

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

15/17

11/19

16/18

17/17

14/18

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

14

14

14

22

20

Uncontested Primary

14

17

21

24

24

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

1B 3L

1B 4L

1B 4L

1B 3L

1B 3L

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