OpenIntro Statistics Dataset - houserace10

Documentation

This dataset was taken from the list of OpenIntro dataset files found at https://www.openintro.org/data/.

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houserace10

Election results for the 2010 U.S. House of Represenatives races

Variables

  • id - Unique identifier for the race, which does notoverlap with other 2010 races (see govrace10 andsenaterace10)
  • state - State name
  • abbr - State name abbreviation
  • num - District number for the state
  • name1 - Name of the winning candidate
  • perc1 - Percentage of vote for winning candidate (if more thanone candidate)
  • party1 - Party of winning candidate
  • votes1 - Number of votes for winning candidate
  • name2 - Name of candidate with second most votes
  • perc2 - Percentage of vote for candidate who came in second
  • party2 - Party of candidate with second most votes
  • votes2 - Number of votes for candidate who came in second
  • name3 - Name of candidate with third most votes
  • perc3 - Percentage of vote for candidate who came in third
  • party3 - Party of candidate with third most votes
  • votes3 - Number of votes for candidate who came in third
  • name4 - Name of candidate with fourth most votes
  • perc4 - Percentage of vote for candidate who came in fourth
  • party4 - Party of candidate with fourth most votes
  • votes4 - Number of votes for candidate who came in fourth
  • name5 - Name of candidate with fifth most votes
  • perc5 - Percentage of vote for candidate who came in fifth
  • party5 - Party of candidate with fifth most votes
  • votes5 - Number of votes for candidate who came in fifth

Source

Data was collected from MSNBC.com on November 9th, 2010.

Details

This analysis in the Examples section was inspired by and is similar to thatof Nate Silver's district-level analysis on the FiveThirtyEight blog in theNew York Times: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/2010-an-aligning-election

Taken from: https://www.openintro.org/data/index.php?data=houserace10.


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