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2010 VOTE RATINGS

The Centrists

These are the members at the ideological center of the Senate and the House, according to National Journal’s 2010 vote ratings. The members with composite scores closest to 50 are at the exact center of each chamber.

 

 

Senate

(Composite Score)

                                                        

Judd Gregg, R-N.H.                     
Liberal: 35.0
Conservative: 65.0

Scott Brown, R-Mass.                 
Liberal: 35.2
Conservative: 64.8 

 

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska                     
Liberal: 36.2
Conservative: 63.8 

Richard Lugar, R-Ind.                          
Liberal:  36.3 
Conservative: 63.7 

Olympia Snowe, R-Maine                     
Liberal: 36.7
Conservative: 63.3 

Susan Collins, R-Maine                        
Liberal: 38.0
Conservative: 62.0

 

George Voinovich, R-Ohio           
Liberal: 39.3
Conservative: 60.7 

Ben Nelson, D-Neb.                     
Liberal: 42.3
Conservative: 57.7 

Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn.                    
Liberal: 46.8 
Conservative: 53.2

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Jon Tester, D-Mont.                   
Liberal: 47.5
Conservative: 52.5

Max Baucus, D-Mont.                            
Liberal: 48.5
Conservative: 51.5

Mark Warner, D-Va.                  
Liberal: 51.0
Conservative: 49.0

Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.                         
Liberal: 53.8
Conservative: 46.2

Mark Pryor, D-Ark.                    
Liberal: 53.8
Conservative: 46.2 

Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.                         
Liberal: 56.5
Conservative: 43.5 

Jim Webb, D-Va.                        
Liberal: 57.7
Conservative: 42.3 

Michael Bennet, D-Colo.                        
Liberal: 59.7
Conservative: 40.3  

Kay Hagan, D-N.C.                     
Liberal: 60.5
Conservative: 39.5

Mark Udall, D-Colo.                  
Liberal: 60.8
Conservative: 39.2 

Bill Nelson, D-Fla.                      
Liberal: 62.2 
Conservative: 37.8 

Mary Landrieu, D-La.                           
Liberal: 63.8 
Conservative: 36.2

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.                    
Liberal: 64.2
Conservative: 35.8

Mark Begich, D-Alaska                          
Liberal: 64.7
Conservative: 35.3 

Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.                     
Liberal: 65.0
Conservative: 35.0

Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.                       
Liberal: 65.2
Conservative: 34.8

 

 

 

House

(Composite Score)

Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.           
Liberal: 35.0
Conservative: 65.0 

Todd Platts, R-Pa.          
Liberal: 35.7
Conservative: 64.3 

Judy Biggert, R-Ill.         
Liberal: 36.7
Conservative: 63.3 

Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio       
Liberal: 37.0
Conservative: 63.0 

Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.        
Liberal: 37.8  
Conservative: 62.2 

Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.         
Liberal: 38.0
Conservative: 62.0

Tim Johnson, R-Ill.         
Liberal: 38.2
Conservative: 61.8

Don Young, R-Alaska     
Liberal: 38.2
Conservative: 61.8

Dave Reichert, R-Wash.          
Liberal: 38.3  
Conservative: 61.7 

Tim Murphy, R-Pa.        
Liberal: 38.7
Conservative: 61.3 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.       
Liberal: 38.8
Conservative: 61.2 

Mark Kirk, R-Ill.             
Liberal: 39.2
Conservative: 60.8

Charlie Dent, R-Pa.        
Liberal: 39.7
Conservative: 60.3 

Gene Taylor, D-Miss.     
Liberal: 39.7
Conservative: 60.3

Bobby Bright, D-Ala.     
Liberal: 40.2 
Conservative: 59.8 

Vernon Ehlers, R-Mich.             
Liberal: 40.3
Conservative: 59.7

This article appears in the February 26, 2011 edition of National Journal Magazine.

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