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Lindsey Graham's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (SC) - Sr, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (SC) - Sr

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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.

10%
2018
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
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%
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
84%
1995-1996
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
81%
2001-2002
81%
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
0%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
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
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013
39%
2011-2012
39%
2011-2012
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
100%
2013-2014
100%
2007-2008
85%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
70%
2003-2004
83%
2003
92%
2001-2002
79%
2000
66%
1999
82%
1998
100%
1997
93%
1995-1996
92%
1995
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015
71%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
77%
2009-2010
83%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2011
93%
2009
75%
2009-2010
100%
2005
78%
2003
78%
2003
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
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
50%
2013-2014
100%
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%
2011
50%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
87%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
75%
2010
75%
2010
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
90%
2018
67%
2017
85%
2017
86%
2016
100%
2016
85%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
85%
2014
63%
2013
84%
2013
85%
2012
88%
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
0%
2007-2008
33%
2007
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
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
9%
2017
9%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
9%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
40%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
7%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
14
2007
25%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
29%
2000
31%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997
12%
1996
100%
1997-1998
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
32%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
38
2008
10
2007
38%
2005
29%
2004
67%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
13%
2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
80%
1997-1998
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
75%
2014
75%
2014
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
80%
2019
80%
2018
71%
2018
81%
2017
75%
2017
50%
2016
81%
2016
57%
2015
74%
2014
87%
2014
68%
2013
88%
2013
92%
2012
89%
2012
75%
2011
89%
2011
90%
2010
92%
2010
90%
2009
88%
2009
82%
2008
88%
2007
83%
2006
96%
2005
92%
2004
90%
2003
83%
2002
88%
2001
100%
2000
88%
1999
88%
1998
92%
1997
100%
1996
96%
1995
96%
1995
81%
2019
82%
2017-2018
82%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
86%
2015
81%
2015
65%
2014
84%
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
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
92%
2004
76%
2011-2012
81%
2011
86%
2009-2010
86%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
93%
2001-2002
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
24
2007-2008
24
2007-2008
14
2007
14
2007
29
2006
29
2006
20
2005
20
2005
32%
2018
14%
2016
30%
2016
56%
2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
85%
2012
85%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
85%
2010
85%
2010
89%
2009
89%
2009
85%
2008
85%
2008
64%
2007
64%
2007
44%
2006
44%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
87%
2002
87%
2002
81%
2009-2010
21%
2007
21%
2007
69%
2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
47%
2014
73%
2011-2012
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
71%
2013
71%
2013
65%
2013
65%
2013
72%
2012
72%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
56%
2011
56%
2011
43%
2011
43%
2011
61%
2011
61%
2011
72%
2010
72%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2009
77%
2009
74%
2009
74%
2009
84.5%
2008
84.5%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
77.3%
2007
77.3%
2007
86%
2007
86%
2007
92%
2006
92%
2006
70.8%
2006
70.8%
2006
64%
2005
64%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
59%
2005
59%
2005
54%
2004
54%
2004
52%
2003
52%
2003
88%
2000
88%
2000
65%
1999
65%
1999
53%
1999
53%
1999
83%
1998
83%
1998
79%
1996
79%
1996
69%
2011-2012
21%
2009-2010
68
2009-2010
86%
2012
0%
2019
48%
2017-2018
48%
2017-2018
35%
2015-2016
35%
2015-2016
29%
2015
55%
2014
63%
2014
55%
2013-2014
55%
2013-2014
50%
2013
73%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
70%
2011
70%
2011
90%
2010
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
86%
2009-2010
86%
2009-2010
90%
2009
75%
2009
83%
2009
53%
2007-2008
53%
2007-2008
56%
2007
40%
2006
90%
2004
65%
2002
70%
2001
66%
2000
60%
1999
58%
1998
58%
1997
63%
1995-1996
63%
1995-1996
78%
2016
25%
2017
60%
2016
100%
2015
88%
2014
58%
2013
50%
2012
64%
2011
6%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
21%
2009-2010
68
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
30%
2009
0%
2007-2008
58%
2019
33%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
94%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006