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Wisconsin Profile

Key Figures:

  • 8 Seats: 5R, 3D
  • In 2010, the seats-to-votes distortion for Wisconsin Republicans doubles that of Wisconsin Democrats

Wisconsin Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

4th (13.4)

 

Representation

3rd (31.6)

Margin of Victory

23rd (26.1)

 

Seats-to-Votes

12th (7.5)

Landslide Index

26th (62.5)

 

House Turnout

3rd (53.7)


 

 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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--

11.2

15.4

15.9

21.8

12.8

20.6

20.8

13.4

Voter Turnout

66%

39%

56%

43%

64%

40%

71%

50.9%

67.5%

53.7%

Representation Index

42%

25%

34%

29%

41%

30%

48%

33.4%

45.2%

31.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

37%

34%

39%

33%

33%

26%

33%

34.5%

33%

41.1%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

29/44

24/49

43/34

39/23

39/29

27/17

28/34

46/21

42.9/18.2

25.4/50.9

Drop-Off Voters

5.7%

6.8%

2.1%

5%

3.5%

8%

5.9%

4.5%

7%

-4%

Avg Margin of Victory

27%

36%

23%

37%

33%

53%

37%

35.1%

44.4%

26.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

51-48-1

61-38-1

52-47-1

53-46-2

51-46-1

55-41-4

49-49-3

50-49-1

45.9-49.9-4.2

51.6-41.6-6.8

Seats for (R-D-O%)

56-44-0

67-33-0

44-56-0

44-56-0

44-56-0

50-50-0

50-50-0

38-63-0

37.5-62.5-0

62.5-37.5-0

Seat Changes

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1

2

2

0

1(-1D)

0

0

0

2

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

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

4-4-0

4-4-0

3-5-0

3-5-0

5-3-0

Landslide Index

100%

88%

87.5%

87.5%

62.5%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

1

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

1

2

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

4

4

5

5

3

No Contest: 40+

3

2

1

0

2

Uncontested

1

1

1

2

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/8

7/8

7/8

8/8

7/8

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

7/7

7/7

8/8

6/7

Landslide / Total Incumbent

8/8

6/7

7/7

7/8

5/7

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

4/4

4/4

3/3

3/3

3/3

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/4

2/3

4/4

4/5

2/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

4

6

5

6

5

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

7

--

Elected Women

1

2

2

2

2

Elected Racial Minorities

0

1B

1B

1B

1B

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

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

5-4-0

6-3-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

Landslide Index

67%

56%

33%

56%

89%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

1

3

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

2

0

2

0

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

3

2

0

Landslide: 20-40

4

2

0

1

5

No Contest: 40+

2

1

3

2

3

Uncontested

0

2

0

2

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/9

9/9

7/9

7/9

9/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

8/9

7/7

6/7

9/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

5/8

5/9

3/7

5/7

7/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

3/5

4/5

2/4

2/2

4/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/3

1/4

1/3

3/5

3/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

4

3

3

5

Uncontested Primary

6

5

6

0

0

Elected Women

0

0

0

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                           Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1992

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

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

4-5-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

4-5-0

5-4-0

Landslide Index

78%

89%

89%

89%

78%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

2

Opportunity: 10-20

2

1

1

1

0

Landslide: 20-40

5

5

3

4

3

No Contest: 40+

1

3

4

3

2

Uncontested

1

0

1

1

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

8/9

9/9

9/9

9/9

9/9

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

8/8

9/9

9/9

9/9

8/9

Landslide / Total Incumbent

6/8

8/9

8/9

8/9

7/9

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

2/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

3/4

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

4/4

4/5

4/5

4/5

4/5

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

5

7

8

7

Uncontested Primary

7

8

9

3

4

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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