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Washington Profile

Key Figures:

  • 9 Seats: 4R, 5D
  • Ranked first, two-thirds of Washington’s US House races became competitive in 2010

 

Washington Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

1st (7)

 

Representation

4th (31.4)

Margin of Victory

18th (24)

 

Seats-to-Votes

2nd (2.3)

Landslide Index

7th (33.3)

 

House Turnout

5th (52.4)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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--

18.8

10.2

18.4

23.4

16.8

16.0

18.4

7

Voter Turnout

62%

42%

51%

44%

55%

38%

63%

45.9%

64.3%

52.4%

Representation Index

36%

25%

31%

27%

33%

23.6%

40.4%

29.5%

42.2%

31.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

41%

42%

42%

37%

33%

39%

36%

35.7%

34.3%

40.1%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

83/7

15/69

22/58

40/31

60/23

54/22

54/23

52/24

51.8/22.2

42.9/35.5

Drop-Off Voters

238%

0.8%

3.5%

1.6%

4.2%

0%

4.5%

1.4%

4%

1.3%

Avg Margin of Victory

20%

17%

17%

28%

23%

26%

29%

29.5%

31.4%

24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

41-56-3

51-49-0.4

47-52-1

44-53-3

37-53-6

45-52-3

40-59-1

39-61-1

40.8-59.2-0

45.8-52.3-1.9

Seats for (R-D-O%)

11-89-0

78-22-0

67-33-0

44-56-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

33-66-0

33.3-66.7-0

44.4-55.6-0

Seat Changes

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6

1

2

1

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)

3-6-0

3-6-0

3-6-0

3-6-0

4-5-0

Landslide Index

67%

78%

66.7%

88.9%

33.3%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

1

0

2

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

1

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

2

0

2

Landslide: 20-40

5

6

4

7

2

No Contest: 40+

1

1

2

1

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

9/9

7/9

9/9

9/9

8/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

9/9

7/7

9/9

9/9

8/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/9

7/7

6/9

8/9

3/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/3

1/1

0/3

2/3

2/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/6

6/1

6/6

6/6

1/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

6

6

1

Uncontested Primary

6

--

--

0

--

Elected Women

1

1

1

1

2

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

1L

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1982-2000

Results 1992-2010

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

1-8-0

7-2-0

6-3-0

4-5-0

3-6-0

Landslide Index

33%

22%

33%

44%

56%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

3

3

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

1

3

2

2

0

Opportunity: 10-20

4

1

1

3

3

Landslide: 20-40

2

0

2

2

4

No Contest: 40+

1

2

1

1

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

1

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

5/9

8/9

9/9

8/9

8/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

5/5

3/8

8/9

7/8

8/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

2/5

2/8

3/9

4/8

5/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

1/1

1/7

1/5

2/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/5

1/7

2/2

3/3

3/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

2

2

2

3

5

Uncontested Primary

0

0

0

8

7

Elected Women

3

2

2

1

1

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)

3-5

3-5

3-5

3-5

3-5

Landslide Index

88%

88%

88%

75%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

1

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

2

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

0

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

5

3

1

0

2

No Contest: 40+

2

4

6

5

2

Uncontested

0

0

0

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

7/8

7/8

8/8

6/8

8/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

7/7

7/7

8/8

6/6

8/8

Landslide / Total Incumbent

7/7

7/7

7/8

5/6

4/8

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/3

2/3

1/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

5/5

5/5

5/5

3/3

3/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

6

7

5

4

Uncontested Primary

3

4

7

1

0

Elected Women

0

0

0

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

 

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