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Elections 2010: By the Numbers

"19" was one of the many important numbers in the 2010 midterms, as 53 percent of California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use in the Golden State. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) AP Photo

0 - Number of African-American Senators in the new congress

3 - Number of Supreme Court justices in Iowa voted out for overturning the state ban on gay marriage last year

25 - Number of State legislatures taken over completely by the GOP nationwide; Democrats completely hold only 16; The rest are split.

5 - Number of states President Obama won in 2008 but Republican Senate candidates took from Democrats in 2010; Wisconsin, Pennsylvania; Ohio; Indiana and Illinois

11 - Number of governorships taken over by Republicans from sitting Democrats thus far; Democrats won control of only two governors seats from Republicans

3 - Number of states electing their first-ever female governors, South Carolina, New Mexico and Oklahoma

62 - Percentage of voters who believe the economy is the most important issue facing the country

41 - Percentage of voters who have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party

73 - Percentage of voters who have an unfavorable view of the job Congress is doing

53 - Percentage of voters who voted against California law seeking to legalize recreational marijuana use

6 - Number of seats gained in the Senate by Republicans thus far; but Dems keep control

58 - Number of seats Republican picked up in the House of Representatives thus far.

11, 9, and 3 - Numbers of prominent sports figures seeking office who won, lost and are still waiting for election results, respectively

9 - percentage of all voters aged 18 to 29, compared with 19 percent in 2008.

Note: All percentages based on Exit Poll data, not actual election returnsClick here for the final national exit poll.

Complete Election 2010 House, Governor and Senate Results

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