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Vote Ratings 2011 / 2011 VOTE RATINGS

Members in the Middle: House Members With Centrist Records—PICTURES

March 2, 2012

Here's a look at the members of the House who are closest to the ideological center, based on National Journal's 2011 vote ratings. The members in the middle are all Republicans. The closest Democrat to the ideological center is Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla.  

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Dan Boren, D-Okla., the most conservative Democrat in the House, is the closest Democrat to the center of the spectrum. His composite liberal rating is 53.7; his composite conservative rating is 46.3.

Robert Dold, R-Ill., had a composite liberal rating of 52.7 and a composite conservative rating of 47.3.(Office of Rep. Robert Dold)

Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., had a composite liberal rating of 52.3 and a composite conservative rating of 47.7.(Liz Lynch)

 

Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., is one of three members at the very center of the spectrum, according to the vote ratings. His composite liberal score was 50.2 and his composite conservative score was 49.8.

Chris Gibson, R-N.Y. had a composite liberal score of 51.2 and a composite conservative score of 48.8.(HANS PENNINK/AP)

Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., is one of three members in the very center ideologically. His composite liberal score was 49.8 and his composite conservative score was 50.2.(CAROLYN KASTER/AP)

 

Walter Jones, R-N.C., is the most liberal Republican, according to the 2011 vote ratings. He had a composite liberal score of 58.5 and a composite conservative score of 41.5.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., (right) had a composite liberal score of 49.5 and a composite conservative score of 50.5.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pat Meehan, R-Pa., is the third member at the center of the spectrum. He had composite liberal and conservative scores of 50.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

Todd Platts, R-Pa., had a composite liberal score of 48.2 and a composite conservative score of 51.8.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dave Reichert, R-Wash., had a composite liberal score of 47.8 and a composite conservative score of 52.2.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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