Posts tagged ‘Oregon House ’02-’08 Analysis’

2008 Oregon Net Partisan Registration by House District: Willamette Valley

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This map clearly shows that registration gaps in the Willamette Valley are sharp. However, again, they are not nearly so starkly divided as the representation in the State House of Representatives.

In general, the partisan geography of Oregon’s house districts follow the national trends where urban areas are the most Democratic, rural areas are the most Republican, and suburban areas are in the middle.

Color coding of map:
Red: Most Republican registration.
Orange: Next most Republican registration.
Yellow: Average registration.
Green: Next most Democratic registration.
Blue: Most Democratic registration.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.

2008 Oregon Net Partisan Registration by House District: Portland Metro

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This map clearly shows that registration gaps across the Portland are among the sharpest in the entire state. However, again, they are not nearly so starkly divided as the representation in the State House of Representatives.

In general, the partisan geography of Oregon’s house districts follow the national trends where urban areas are the most Democratic, rural areas are the most Republican, and suburban areas are in the middle.

Color coding of map:
Red: Most Republican registration.
Orange: Next most Republican registration.
Yellow: Average registration.
Green: Next most Democratic registration.
Blue: Most Democratic registration.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.

2008 Oregon Net Partisan Registration by House District: Statewide

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This map clearly shows that registration gaps across the state are not nearly so starkly divided as the representation in the State House of Representatives.

In general, the partisan geography of Oregon’s house districts follow the national trends where urban areas are the most Democratic, rural areas are the most Republican, and suburban areas are in the middle.

Color coding of map:
Red: Most Republican registration.
Orange: Next most Republican registration.
Yellow: Average registration.
Green: Next most Democratic registration.
Blue: Most Democratic registration.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.

Oregon House District Control by Net Partisan Registration in 2008

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In 2008, a district’s net partisan registration is a very good predictor of which party will control a seat.

All 60 Oregon House Districts, after the 2008 election, are perfectly ranked by partisanship of the registration.

This graphic presents the middle 20 (out of 60) Oregon House districts as ranked by partisan registration difference and then indicates which party controls each seat (red is Republican and blue is Democrat).

The 20 most Republican districts by registration are held by Republicans and the 20 most Democratic districts are held by Democrats.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.

2008 Oregon House Seats by Party: Willamette Valley

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The Democratic strength in cities, including Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, and Salem, as well as along the coast is clearly shown.

2008 saw the most Democratic electorate in Oregon in decades:  http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=11

In general, the partisan geography of Oregon’s house districts follow the national trends where urban areas are the most Democratic, rural areas are the most Republican, and suburban areas are in the middle.

The “hub and spoke” pattern is clearly visible in the Willamette Valley where some districts include large urban areas and extend far into rural areas.

Color coding of map:
Red: Republican representative
Blue: Democratic representative

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State

2008 Oregon House Seats by Party: Portland Metro

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This map of the Portland Metro region shows party control of Oregon House Districts after the 2008 election (Blue for Democrats and Red for Republicans).

Districts throughout the urbanized area are predominantly held by Democrats. Only the southern suburbs of the Portland area remain represented by Republicans.

2008 was the most Democratic electorate in decades: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=11

In general, the partisan geography of Oregon’s house districts follow the national trends where urban areas are the most Democratic, rural areas are the most Republican, and suburban areas are in the middle.

Many of the districts were drawn in the manner of a “hub and spoke” where the district radiates out from a central city into the suburbs and combines two or more distinct communities.

The “hub and spoke” district design is part of the reason Democrats represent more conservative suburban areas.

Color coding of map:
Red: Republican representative
Blue: Democratic representative

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State

2008 Oregon House Seats by Party: Statewide

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This statewide map shows party control of Oregon House Districts after the 2008 election (Blue for Democrats and Red for Republicans).

Districts held by Democrats are predominantly in northwest Oregon, but there are several in southern and eastern Oregon.

2008 was the most Democratic electorate in decades: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=11

Color coding of map:
Red: Republican representative
Blue: Democratic representative

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State