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2011 VOTE RATINGS

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These are the members closest to the ideological center of the Senate and the House, according to National Journal’s 2011 vote ratings. The members with composite scores closest to 50 are at the exact center of each chamber and are in bold.

(KEY: Liberal Composite Score, Conservative Composite Score)

 

SENATE

Mike Johanns, R-Neb.: 35.5, 64.5

Roy Blunt, R-Mo.: 36.2, 63.8

Thad Cochran, R-Miss.: 37.3, 62.7

 

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: 39.2, 60.8

Mark Kirk, R-Ill.: 40.0, 60.0

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska: 41.2, 58.8

Scott Brown, R-Mass. : 44.7, 55.3

 

Olympia Snowe, R-Maine: 45.0, 55.0

Susan Collins, R-Maine: 46.3, 53.7 (Most liberal Republican)

Ben Nelson, D-Neb.: 48.8, 51.2 (Most conservative Democrat and At the center of the Senate)

Mark Pryor, D-Ark.: 50.7, 49.3 (At the center of the Senate)

Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn.: 57.7, 42.3

Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.: 58.0, 42.0

Carl Levin, D-Mich.: 59.2, 40.8

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.: 59.3, 40.7

Mary Landrieu, D-La.: 61.3, 38.7

Bill Nelson, D-Fla.: 63.5, 36.5

Max Baucus, D-Mont.: 63.8, 36.2

Jim Webb, D-Va.: 64.8, 35.2

 

(KEY: Liberal Composite Score, Conservative Composite Score)

HOUSE

Steve Stivers, R-Ohio: 35.3, 64.7

Rodney Alexander, R-La.: 35.5, 64.5

Lou Barletta, R-Pa.: 35.5, 64.5

Chip Cravaack, R-Minn.: 35.8, 64.2

Geoff Davis, R-Ky.: 35.8, 64.2

Sean Duffy, R-Wis.: 35.8, 64.2

Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif.: 36.0, 64.0

Raul Labrador, R-Idaho: 36.8, 63.2

Allen West, R-Fla.: 36.8, 63.2

David Dreier, R-Calif.: 37.2, 62.8

Mike Rogers, R-Ala.: 37.3, 62.7

Paul Broun, R-Ga.: 37.7, 62.3

Connie Mack, R-Fla.: 38.2, 61.8

Tom Reed, R-N.Y.: 38.2, 61.8

Jon Runyan, R-N.J.: 38.3, 61.7

Aaron Schock, R-Ill.: 38.3, 61.7

Kenny Marchant, R-Texas: 38.7, 61.3

Scott Rigell, R-Va.: 38.7, 61.3

Bobby Schilling, R-Ill.: 38.8, 61.2

Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.: 39.3, 60.7

Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio: 39.7, 60.3

Rob Woodall, R-Ga.: 39.8, 60.2

Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: 40.5, 59.5

John Shimkus, R-Ill.: 40.5, 59.5

Leonard Lance, R-N.J.: 40.8, 59.2

Tom McClintock, R-Calif.: 41.0, 59.0

Bill Young, R-Fla.: 41.5, 58.5

Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.: 41.8, 58.2

Morgan Griffith, R-Va.: 42.2, 57.8

Tom Cole, R-Okla.: 43.2, 56.8

Denny Rehberg, R-Mont.: 43.5, 56.5

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky.: 43.8, 56.2

Jim Gerlach, R-Pa.: 44.2, 55.8

Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo.: 44.3, 55.7

Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.: 44.3, 55.7

Don Young, R-Alaska: 44.3, 55.7

Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.: 44.5, 55.5

Mike Turner, R-Ohio: 44.5, 55.5

Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.: 44.7, 55.3

Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.: 44.8, 55.2

Fred Upton, R-Mich.: 44.8, 55.2

Tom Petri, R-Wis.: 45.0, 55.0

Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md.: 45.5, 54.5

Brian Bilbray, R-Calif.: 45.7, 54.3

Judy Biggert, R-Ill.: 46.0, 54.0

Charlie Dent, R-Pa.: 46.0, 54.0

John Duncan, R-Tenn.: 46.3, 53.7

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.: 46.3, 53.7

Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.: 46.5, 53.5

Joe Heck, R-Nev.: 46.5, 53.5

John Campbell, R-Calif.: 47.0, 53.0

Peter King, R-N.Y.: 47.0, 53.0

Frank Wolf, R-Va.: 47.2, 52.8

This article appears in the February 25, 2012 edition of National Journal Magazine.

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