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Virginia Profile

Update: Download 2011 VA State and House Races Profile

Key Figures:

  • 11 Seats: 8R, 3D
  • In 2010, 62.4% of Virginia Democrats did not elect their US House candidates

 

Virginia Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

40th (31.2)

 

Representation

38th (22.9)

Margin of Victory

24th (27.2)

 

Seats-to-Votes

29th (16.4)

Landslide Index

27th (63.6)

 

House Turnout

37th (38.5)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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28.8

39.8

24.8

34.8

26.2

25.6

14.6

31.2

Voter Turnout

51%

38%

43%

22%

46%

27%

57%

42.9%

63.5%

38.5%

Representation Index

32%

27%

31%

17%

33%

21%

38%

28.1%

40.4%

22.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

36%

31%

28%

24%

26%

22%

32%

34.6%

36.5%

40.5%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

46/22

36/17

29/24

19/15

13/41

12/34

15/53

11/57

33.9/37

19.1/62.4

Drop-Off Voters

7.4%

7.2%

9%

NA

11.5%

-1.8%

6.1%

3.1%

6.1%

0%

Avg Margin of Victory

30%

43%

47%

59%

50%

61%

36%

43.8%

32.9%

27.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

48-49-3

57-39-4

51-47-2

47-45-8

47-44-9

67-29-4

61-34-5

53-41-6

45.5-53-1.5

54.2-41.6-4.2

Seats for (R-D-O%)

36-64-0

45-55-0

45-55-0

45-54-0

55-36-9

73-27-0

73-27-0

73-27-0

45.5-54.5-0

72.7-27.3-0

Seat Changes

--

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

3

3

                                     Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

8-3-0

8-3-0

8-3-0

5-6-0

8-3-0

Landslide Index

100%

91%

63.6%

54.5%

63.6%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

2

3

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

3

3

1

Landslide: 20-40

4

7

4

4

5

No Contest: 40+

1

0

0

0

1

Uncontested

6

3

3

2

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

11/11

10/11

11/11

10/11

11/11

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

11/11

10/10

11/11

8/10

8/11

Landslide / Total Incumbent

11/11

10/10

7/11

6/10

7/11

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

8/8

7/7

4/4

3/5

5/5

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

9

10

7

5

4

Uncontested Primary

9

--

--

7

--

Elected Women

1

2

2

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B 1A

 

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

4-7-0

5-6-0

5-6-0

5-6-0

6-4-1

Landslide Index

64%

64%

100%

100%

91%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

2

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

3

2

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

4

2

6

3

5

No Contest: 40+

3

2

4

1

0

Uncontested

0

3

1

7

5

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/11

11/11

10/11

11/11

9/11

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

10/11

10/10

11/11

9/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/8

7/11

10/10

11/11

9/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/3

4/4

5/5

5/5

4/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/5

3/7

5/5

6/6

4/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

5

5

7

11

8

Uncontested Primary

Conv

4

NQ

7

5

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)

6-4-0

6-4-0

5-5-0

5-5-0

4-6-0

Landslide Index

30%

50%

80%

90%

70%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

3

1

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

2

1

1

0

1

Opportunity: 10-20

2

3

1

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

1

1

3

5

2

No Contest: 40+

0

1

3

1

5

Uncontested

2

3

2

3

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/10

9/10

8/10

10/10

10/10

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

6/8

9/9

8/8

10/10

9/10

Landslide / Total Incumbent

3/8

5/9

7/8

9/10

7/10

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/7

3/5

4/5

5/5

1/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

2/4

3/3

4/5

6/6

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

2

4

7

6

Uncontested Primary

Conv

2

2

Conv

Conv

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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