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Magazine / 2011 VOTE RATINGS

Most Liberal, Most Conservative

February 23, 2012

These are the members at the far end of the ideological spectrum, based on National Journal’s 2011 vote ratings.

SENATE

Most Liberal            

 

1st (tie)
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.: 88.7 (Composite Liberal score)
Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.: 88.7 (Composite Liberal score)

3rd (tie)
Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii: 86.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Dick Durbin, D-Ill. : 86.5 (Composite Liberal score)

5th (tie)
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.: 85.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio: 85.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa: 85.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.: 85.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Tom Udall, D-N.M.: 85.5 (Composite Liberal score)

10th
Ben Cardin, D-Md.: 83.3 (Composite Liberal score)

11th
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.: 83.2 (Composite Liberal score)

12th
Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: 82.8 (Composite Liberal score)

13th
Al Franken, D-Minn.: 81.3 (Composite Liberal score)

14th
Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.: 80.7 (Composite Liberal score)

15th (tie)
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.: 80.0 (Composite Liberal score)
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.: 80.0 (Composite Liberal score)

 

SENATE

Most Conservative           

1st
Tom Coburn, R-Okla: 96.0 (Composite Conservative score)

2nd
Ron Johnson, R-Wis.: 94.2 (Composite Conservative score)

3rd
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho: 90.8 (Composite Conservative score)

4th
Michael Enzi, R-Wyo.: 90.2 (Composite Conservative score)

5th
John Barrasso, R-Wyo.: 89.3 (Composite Conservative score)

6th
David Vitter, R-La.: 89.0 (Composite Conservative score)

7th (tie)
Richard Burr, R-N.C.: 88.7 (Composite Conservative score)
James Risch, R-Idaho: 88.7 (Composite Conservative score)

9th
James Inhofe, R-Okla.: 88.5 (Composite Conservative score)

10th
Jim DeMint, R-S.C.: 86.2 (Composite Conservative score)

11th
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.: 85.7 (Composite Conservative score)

12th
Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.: 83.8 (Composite Conservative score)

13th
Marco Rubio, R-Fla.: 83.3 (Composite Conservative score)

14th
John Cornyn, R-Texas: 83.0 (Composite Conservative score)

15th
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah: 82.3 (Composite Conservative score)

 

HOUSE

Most Liberal            

1st (tie)
Michael Capuano, D-Mass.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Judy Chu, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Hansen Clarke, D-Mich.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Donna Edwards, D-Md.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Keith Ellison, D-Minn.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Bob Filner, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Mike Honda, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Barbara Lee, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Grace Napolitano, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
John Olver, D-Mass.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Frank Pallone, D-N.J.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Donald Payne, D-N.J.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Pete Stark, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)
Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.: 93.3 (Composite Liberal score)

20th
Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y.: 92.0 (Composite Liberal score)

21st (tie)
Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.: 91.5 (Composite Liberal score)
John Lewis, D-Ga.: 91.5 (Composite Liberal score)
Jim McGovern, D-Mass.: 91.5 (Composite Liberal score)

24th
John Garamendi, D-Calif.: 91.2 (Composite Liberal score)

25th
Barney Frank, D-Mass.: 90.8 (Composite Liberal score)

 

HOUSE

Most Conservative           

1st (tie)
 Diane Black, R-Tenn.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Bob Latta, R-Ohio: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Jeff Miller, R-Fla.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Tom Price, R-Ga.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Ben Quayle, R-Ariz.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Dennis Ross, R-Fla.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)
Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga.: 94.0 (Composite Conservative score)

11th (tie)
John Carter, R-Texas: 91.7 (Composite Conservative score)
Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif.: 91.7 (Composite Conservative score)
Pete Sessions, R-Texas: 91.7 (Composite Conservative score)
Steve Scalise, R-La.: 91.7 (Composite Conservative score)

15th (tie)
Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y.: 91.2 (Composite Conservative score)
Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.: 91.2 (Composite Conservative score)
Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas: 91.2 (Composite Conservative score)
Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.: 91.2 (Composite Conservative score)

19th
Mike Pence, R-Ind.: 90.7 (Composite Conservative score)

20th
Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.: 90.3 (Composite Conservative score)

21st (tie)
Steve Chabot, R-Ohio: 89.7 (Composite Conservative score)
Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.: 89.7 (Composite Conservative score)
Tom Rooney, R-Fla.: 89.7 (Composite Conservative score)

24th
Bill Flores, R-Texas: 89.2 (Composite Conservative score)

25th
Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.: 88.8 (Composite Conservative score)

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