A Compilation of Various Ratings of the Voting Records of the Utah Legislature. A listing of other ratings may be found under links at the bottom of the blog.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Presidential Aspirant Voting Records

With the field of Potential Presidential candidates for 2008 now being formulated here's a composite of the voting records from two diverse "interest group" categories, as reported by Project Vote Smart

(A VERY rough estimate = Average of first 10 ratings in either category.)

  • Sen John McCain votes 70% "conservative" 26% "liberal"
  • Sen Sam Brownback votes 80% "conservative" 6% "liberal"
  • Gov Mitt Romney not rated
  • Rep Duncan Hunter votes 49% "conservative" 5% "liberal"


  • Sen Barack Obama votes 23% "conservative" 97% "liberal" (If he gets the nod from the Demos would that be an Obamanomination)
  • Sen Hillary Clinton votes 19% "conservative" 96% "liberal"
  • Sen Evan Bayh votes 30% "conservative" 91% "liberal"
For comparison:

Rep Ron Paul votes 88% "conservative" 32% "liberal" (That last number is a little surprising)

Sen John Kyl (AZ) votes 88% "conservative" 4% "liberal"
Rep Nancy Pelosi votes 22% "conservative" 98% "liberal"

Sen Orrin Hatch votes 66% "conservative" 7% "liberal"
Rep Jim Matheson votes 45% "conservative" 70% "liberal"
Sen Ted Kennedy votes 13% "conservative" 98% "liberal"
Rep Tom Tancredo votes 85% "conservative" 7% "liberal"
Sen Joe Biden votes 16% "conservative" 90% "liberal"
Sen Joe Lieberman votes 22% "conservative" 86% "liberal"