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John Lewis' Ratings and Endorsements

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2017-2018
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
5%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
6%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
17%
2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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1997
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1996
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
6%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
100%
2013
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2012
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2010
100%
2008
100%
2006
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
0%
2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
17%
2011
20%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
33%
2000
18%
1999
26%
1995-1996
0%
1993-1994
97%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
80%
1991-1992
78%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
100%
1998
57%
1997
80%
1996
89%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
55%
2017
55%
2017
66%
2015-2016
66%
2015-2016
87%
2014
87%
2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
68%
2012
68%
2012
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
93%
2005-2006
65%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
83%
2000
88%
2019-2020
88%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
97%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
79%
2018
66%
2017
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
75%
2013-2014
87%
2013
81%
2011-2012
75%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
70%
2005-2006
83%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
83%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
100%
1993-1994
0%
2006
27%
2013
27%
2013
16%
2013
16%
2013
11%
2013
11%
2013
90%
2013
90%
2013
10%
2013
10%
2013
72%
2013
72%
2013
89%
2013
89%
2013
85%
2012
85%
2012
6%
2012
0%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
93%
2012
93%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
80%
2011
80%
2011
92%
2011
92%
2011
0%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
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2011
20%
2011
10%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2010
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
18%
2008
18%
2008
83%
2008
83%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
0%
2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
15%
2008
15%
2008
28%
2008
28%
2008
92%
2007
92%
2007
63%
2007
63%
2007
83.3%
2007
83.3%
2007
82%
2007
82%
2007
37%
2007
37%
2007
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2007
0%
2007
16.7%
2007
16.7%
2007
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2006
8%
2006
8.7%
2006
8.7%
2006
91.3%
2006
91.3%
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
92%
2006
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2006
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
2%
2002
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2002
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2002
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
73%
1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
79%
1998
79%
1998
93%
1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
5%
1998
0%
1998
10%
1996
10%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
88%
1996
88%
1996
87%
1996
87%
1996
0%
1996
00%
1996
00%
1996
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
9%
2019-2020
7%
2019
9%
2019
5%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
7%
2015-2016
0%
2015
8%
2015
8%
2014
17%
2014
7%
2014
10%
2014
11%
2011-2012
11%
2011-2012
4%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
18%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
4%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
10%
2003-2004
0%
2003
17%
2001-2002
0%
2000
0%
1999
9%
1998
20%
1997
8%
1995-1996
9%
1995
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
6%
2003
6%
2003
8%
2012-2013
8%
2017-2018
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
14%
2013-2014
14%
2012
13%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
5%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
20%
2015-2016
10%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
0%
2011
69%
2007-2008
31%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
72%
2017-2018
72%
2017-2018
72%
2015-2016
72%
2015-2016
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
94%
2005-2006
94%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
91%
1997
91%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
64%
2003-2004
54%
2019
27%
2018
45%
2018
36%
2017
26%
2017
64%
2016
26%
2016
24%
2015
40%
2015
25%
2014
23%
2014
23%
2013
33%
2013
23%
2012
27%
2012
19%
2011
13%
2010
23%
2010
43%
2009
50%
2008
22%
2008
55%
2007
10%
2006
33%
2005
10%
2004
17%
2003
31%
2002
26%
2001
42%
2000
9%
1999
13%
1998
20%
1997
19%
1996
72%
2016
72%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
85%
2019
100%
2012
38%
2011
63%
2009-2010
63%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
75%
2007-2008
83%
2007
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
50%
2004
50%
2003
60%
2001-2002
60%
2001-2002
72%
2016
72%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
1989-1990
72%
2017-2018
72%
2017-2018
72%
2015-2016
72%
2015-2016
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
94%
2005-2006
94%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
91%
1997
91%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
11%
2017
11%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
90%
2015
72%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
93%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
100%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
93%
1997-1998
100%
1997
94%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
72%
2016
72%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
64%
2015
25%
2013
33%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996