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Special Report

2012 Vote Ratings

Believe it or Not, There Are Moderates in Congress

Six lawmakers in the House and Senate had an ideologically even voting record in 2012.

How Liberal Is Your Senator? — 2012 Vote Ratings

Type in a Senator's name to see where their votes fall on the partisan spectrum.

2012 VOTE RATINGS

How the Vote Ratings Are Calculated

National Journal examined all of the roll-call votes in the second session of the 112th Congress and identified the ones that show ideological distinctions between members.

2012 VOTE RATINGS

Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

The 116 Senate votes and 116 House votes on which National Journal’s 2012 vote ratings are based.

Todd Akin, the Most Controversial Senate Candidate of 2012, Was Also the Most Conservative Member of the House

National Journal's annual list of the most conservative members in the House of Representatives, calculated from voting records.

Who Are the Most Liberal Representatives in Congress?

Fourteen House members are tied for the most left-leaning legislator, according to National Journal 's 2012 vote ratings.

Believe it or Not, There Are Moderates in Congress

Six lawmakers in the House and Senate had an ideologically even voting record in 2012.

How Liberal Is Your Senator? — 2012 Vote Ratings

Type in a Senator's name to see where their votes fall on the partisan spectrum.

2012 VOTE RATINGS

How the Vote Ratings Are Calculated

National Journal examined all of the roll-call votes in the second session of the 112th Congress and identified the ones that show ideological distinctions between members.

2012 VOTE RATINGS

Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

The 116 Senate votes and 116 House votes on which National Journal’s 2012 vote ratings are based.

Todd Akin, the Most Controversial Senate Candidate of 2012, Was Also the Most Conservative Member of the House

National Journal's annual list of the most conservative members in the House of Representatives, calculated from voting records.

Who Are the Most Liberal Representatives in Congress?

Fourteen House members are tied for the most left-leaning legislator, according to National Journal 's 2012 vote ratings.

 
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