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Lindsey Graham's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

88%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
79%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
82%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
97%
2003
97%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
12%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
94%
2001-2002
94%
1999-2000
92%
1999
90%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
100%
2014
80%
2011
60%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
80%
2000
82%
1999
84%
1995-1996
43%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013
39%
2011-2012
39%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
79%
2001-2002
79%
2001-2002
30%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
44%
1999-2000
44%
1999-2000
78%
1998
71%
1997
31%
1996
20%
1995
5%
2017
5%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
28%
2014
28%
2014
28%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
7%
2012
7%
2012
12%
2011
12%
2011
13%
2007-2008
13%
2007-2008
5%
2005-2006
5%
2005-2006
0%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
10%
2019-2020
10%
2019-2020
25%
2017-2018
25%
2017-2018
14%
2015-2016
14%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
43%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013
39%
2011-2012
39%
2011-2012
33%
2019
50%
2018
42%
2017
43%
2015-2016
57%
2015
38%
2013-2014
40%
2013
42%
2011-2012
60%
2011
11%
2009-2010
17%
2009
33%
2007-2008
25%
2007
40%
2005-2006
20%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
25%
1995-1996
25%
1995
0%
2003
0%
2003
65%
2013
65%
2013
36%
2013
36%
2013
28%
2013
28%
2013
38%
2013
38%
2013
39%
2013
39%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
61%
2013
61%
2013
72%
2012
72%
2012
29%
2012
29%
2012
9%
2012
37%
2012
37%
2012
38%
2012
38%
2012
90%
2012
90%
2012
62%
2012
62%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
56%
2011
56%
2011
64%
2011
64%
2011
37%
2011
37%
2011
43%
2011
43%
2011
63%
2011
63%
2011
36%
2011
36%
2011
61%
2011
61%
2011
39%
2011
39%
2011
0%
2010
23%
2010
23%
2010
78%
2010
78%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2010
21%
2010
21%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
74%
2009
74%
2009
81%
2009
81%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
21%
2009
21%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
77%
2009
77%
2009
69%
2009
69%
2009
24%
2009
24%
2009
84.5%
2008
84.5%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
16%
2008
16%
2008
21%
2008
21%
2008
0%
2008
86%
2008
86%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
13%
2008
13%
2008
22.7%
2007
22.7%
2007
77.3%
2007
77.3%
2007
35%
2007
35%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
13%
2007
13%
2007
80%
2007
80%
2007
18%
2007
18%
2007
86%
2007
86%
2007
49%
2006
49%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
49%
2006
49%
2006
70.8%
2006
70.8%
2006
29.2%
2006
29.2%
2006
65%
2006
65%
2006
32%
2006
32%
2006
0%
2006
36%
2005
36%
2005
64%
2005
64%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
59%
2005
59%
2005
39%
2005
39%
2005
36%
2005
36%
2005
64%
2005
64%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
58%
2004
58%
2004
0%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
39%
2004
39%
2004
84%
2004
84%
2004
43%
2004
43%
2004
62%
2003
62%
2003
46%
2003
46%
2003
33%
2003
33%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
34%
2003
34%
2003
0%
2003
52%
2003
52%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
0%
2000
88%
2000
88%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
94%
2000
94%
2000
46%
1999
46%
1999
19%
1999
19%
1999
34%
1999
34%
1999
79%
1999
79%
1999
53%
1999
53%
1999
65%
1999
65%
1999
81%
1998
81%
1998
83%
1998
83%
1998
85%
1998
85%
1998
14%
1998
14%
1998
7%
1998
12%
1998
12%
1998
82%
1996
82%
1996
0%
1996
10%
1996
10%
1996
0%
1996
86%
1996
86%
1996
79%
1996
79%
1996
81%
2019-2020
81%
2019-2020
67%
2019
81%
2019
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
82%
2017-2018
82%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
86%
2015
81%
2015
84%
2014
65%
2014
82%
2014
73%
2014
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
96%
2009-2010
96%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
87%
2007-2008
91%
2007
100%
2006
75%
2014
75%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2007-2008
85%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100
2007
81%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015
71%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
77%
2009-2010
83%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
93%
2009
75%
2009-2010
100%
2005
78%
2003
78%
2003
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
88%
2013-2014
96%
2012
93%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
71%
2001-2002
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
80%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
85%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
75%
2003
100%
2019-2020
75%
2010
75%
2010
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
47%
2015-2016
47%
2015-2016
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
23%
2005-2006
23%
2005-2006
35%
2003-2004
35%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
27%
2001-2002
27%
2001-2002
47%
1999-2000
47%
1999-2000
37%
1997-1998
37%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
26%
1995-1996
26%
1995-1996
86%
2019
90%
2018
85%
2018
67%
2017
85%
2017
86%
2016
100%
2016
85%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
85%
2014
84%
2013
63%
2013
88%
2012
85%
2012
82%
2011
100%
2010
85%
2010
86%
2009
100%
2008
84%
2008
100%
2007
92%
2006
83%
2005
88%
2004
83%
2003
70%
2002
78%
2001
70%
2000
50%
1999
76%
1998
90%
1997
100%
1996
7%
2017-2018
7%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
9%
2017
9%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
100%
1997-1998
7%
2017-2018
7%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
32%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
38
2008
10
2007
38%
2005
29%
2004
67%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
12%
2017-2018
12%
2017-2018
24%
2015-2016
24%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
9%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
25%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
75%
2014
75%
2014
19%
2017-2018
22%
2017
25%
2013
7%
2011
23%
2009-2010
38%
2009
34%
2007-2008
20%
2007
11%
2005-2006
10%
2005
12%
2003-2004
11%
2003
28%
2001-2002
29%
2001
33%
2000
36%
1999
18%
1995-1996