Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Whose More Partisan?

Print Friendly and PDF I have heard a lot recently regarding the GOP being the nasty party-line guys voting constantly for partisan gain.  This morning I looked at The Washington Post, which had a database of party line voting (see here).  Below are the US Senators grouped by party and ranked according to the portion of their votes that follow their party's lead.

We can argue forever on the merits of their individual votes, and the good and bad of the items they voted on.  But I do think it is clear which party is more partisan in its voting. I won't tell which party.

Look at the data and decide for yourself.

My apologies for the format of the names. That is how it came from the Post, and I didn't bother to clean it up, since the names were not the issue.

The Republican side 

McConnellMitch McConnell KY 93.00%
AyotteKelly Ayotte NH 93.00%
ThuneJohn Thune SD 93.00%
CornynJohn Cornyn TX 93.00%
KylJon Kyl AZ 92.00%
CoatsDan Coats IN 92.00%
PortmanRob Portman OH 92.00%
BarrassoJohn Barrasso WY 92.00%
EnziMike Enzi WY 92.00%
McCainJohn McCain AZ 91.00%
BoozmanJohn Boozman AR 91.00%
ChamblissSaxby Chambliss GA 91.00%
IsaksonJohnny Isakson GA 91.00%
CorkerBob Corker TN 91.00%
SessionsJeff Sessions AL 90.00%
LugarRichard Lugar IN 90.00%
JohannsMike Johanns NE 90.00%
BurrRichard Burr NC 90.00%
HatchOrrin Hatch UT 90.00%
ShelbyRichard Shelby AL 89.00%
RobertsPat Roberts KS 89.00%
ToomeyPat Toomey PA 89.00%
JohnsonRon Johnson WI 89.00%
RubioMarco Rubio FL 88.00%
CrapoMike Crapo ID 88.00%
GrassleyChuck Grassley IA 88.00%
InhofeJames Inhofe OK 88.00%
AlexanderLamar Alexander TN 88.00%
HutchisonKay Bailey Hutchison TX 88.00%
KirkMark Kirk IL 87.00%
MoranJerry Moran KS 87.00%
WickerRoger Wicker MS 87.00%
GrahamLindsey Graham SC 87.00%
RischJames Risch ID 86.00%
EnsignJohn Ensign NV 86.00%
CoburnTom Coburn OK 86.00%
VitterDavid Vitter LA 84.00%
BluntRoy Blunt MO 84.00%
HoevenJohn Hoeven ND 84.00%
CochranThad Cochran MS 82.00%
MurkowskiLisa Murkowski AK 77.00%
DeMintJim DeMint SC 76.00%
LeeMike Lee UT 76.00%
PaulRand Paul KY 75.00%
SnoweOlympia Snowe ME 70.00%
BrownScott Brown MA 70.00%
CollinsSusan Collins ME 68.00%
HellerDean Heller NV 35.00%

The Democratic Side

SchumerChuck Schumer NY 98.00%
FeinsteinDianne Feinstein CA 97.00%
DurbinDick Durbin IL 97.00%
CardinBen Cardin MD 97.00%
KerryJohn Kerry MA 97.00%
UdallTom Udall NM 97.00%
WhitehouseSheldon Whitehouse RI 97.00%
JohnsonTim Johnson SD 97.00%
BoxerBarbara Boxer CA 96.00%
CoonsChristopher Coons DE 96.00%
InouyeDaniel Inouye HI 96.00%
FrankenAl Franken MN 96.00%
LautenbergFrank Lautenberg NJ 96.00%
MenéndezRobert Menéndez NJ 96.00%
BingamanJeff Bingaman NM 96.00%
GillibrandKirsten Gillibrand NY 96.00%
WydenRon Wyden OR 96.00%
ReedJack Reed RI 96.00%
RockefellerJay Rockefeller WV 96.00%
BlumenthalRichard Blumenthal CT 95.00%
AkakaDaniel Akaka HI 95.00%
MikulskiBarbara Mikulski MD 95.00%
ShaheenJeanne Shaheen NH 95.00%
BrownSherrod Brown OH 95.00%
LeahyPatrick Leahy VT 95.00%
MurrayPatty Murray WA 95.00%
KohlHerb Kohl WI 95.00%
BennetMichael Bennet CO 94.00%
ReidHarry Reid NV 94.00%
ConradKent Conrad ND 94.00%
UdallMark Udall CO 93.00%
CarperTom Carper DE 93.00%
NelsonBill Nelson FL 93.00%
HarkinTom Harkin IA 93.00%
LevinCarl Levin MI 93.00%
KlobucharAmy Klobuchar MN 93.00%
MerkleyJeff Merkley OR 93.00%
CaseyBob Casey PA 93.00%
CantwellMaria Cantwell WA 93.00%
LandrieuMary Landrieu LA 92.00%
StabenowDebbie Stabenow MI 92.00%
HaganKay Hagan NC 92.00%
WarnerMark Warner VA 92.00%
BaucusMax Baucus MT 91.00%
TesterJon Tester MT 91.00%
WebbJim Webb VA 91.00%
BegichMark Begich AK 90.00%
PryorMark Pryor AR 90.00%
McCaskillClaire McCaskill MO 86.00%
NelsonBen Nelson NE 83.00%
ManchinJoe Manchin WV 83.00%

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