Answered By: Jeremy Garritano
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Q: Where can I find statistics on Congressional elections?
Answered by: Jeremy Garritano

To find statistics on Congressional elections, try:

  • Historical Statistics of the United States (Yale subscription)
    Section Eb, Elections and Politics, includes tables of House elections by party, 1896-2000, and Senate votes by party, 1912-2000.
  • CQ's Voting and Elections (Yale subscription)
    House elections back to 1822; Senate elections back to 1908
  • Yale's Social Science Data Archive has datasets that include House election returns for every election from 1992 to 2004. The datasets are designed to be used within statistical software are available in the Social Science Data Archive.
    • Search StatCat, Yale's data catalog, by title: presidential results by congressional district. (Despite the title, the datasets do include House results, although not Senate.)

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