31 seats: 12R, 19D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 41st (42%)
- Victory Margin: 39th (47%)
Facts in Focus
- The 2000 U.S. House elections were the third
in a row that averaged a margin of victory greater than 45%. The
state's average victory margins have been consistently high in
1992-2000 – 34% in 1992, 45% in 1994, 40% in 1996, and 48% in
- 87% of New York's U.S. House races were won
by landslide margins of more than 20%. In fact, almost half of races
were won by margins over
- None of 31 U.S. House races in
New York was won by a margin less than 10%. In 1994-2000, 118 of 124 races were
won by comfortable margins of at least 10%.
- All but one of the incumbents running for re-election
won in 2000. Of the last 267 incumbents running for re-election in New
York, 260 have won.
- New York's first district was one of only six
nationwide where an incumbent lost to a challenger.