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Olympia Snowe's Ratings and Endorsements

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.

28%
2009
57%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
53%
2003-2004
65%
2003
60%
2001-2002
36%
1999-2000
45%
2011
0%
2010
95%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2007
50%
2006
55%
2005
100%
2004
83%
2003
0%
2001
90%
2000
100%
1999
77%
1997
91%
1996
50%
2011
42%
2009-2010
14%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
27%
1997-1998
25%
1997
14%
1996
92%
2010
93%
2008
93%
2006
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1996-2003
100%
1995-1998
91%
1993-1996
80%
2009-2010
33%
2002
66%
2009-2010
70%
2007-2008
47%
2005-2006
83%
2000
20%
1999
79%
1995-1996
71%
1993-1994
100%
2007
72%
2011-2012
72%
2011-2012
60%
2007-2008
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
60%
1991-1992
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
58
2007-2008
58
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
60%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
50%
1998
86%
1997
40%
1996
40%
1995
67%
1994
67%
1993
80%
2003
83%
2001-2002
100%
2011
50%
2005
100%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
50%
2000
80%
2003
80%
2003
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
50%
2011
17%
2009-2010
25%
2009
64%
2007-2008
40%
2007
55%
2005-2006
50%
2004
55%
2003
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
72%
2011-2012
72%
2011-2012
60%
2011
44%
2009-2010
67%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
80%
2004
80%
2003
83%
2001-2002
60%
1999-2000
50%
1999
75%
1995-1996
75%
1995
38%
1993-1994
60%
2003
60%
2003
67%
2002
57%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
56%
2012
56%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
45%
2011
45%
2011
45%
2011
45%
2011
55%
2011
55%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
53%
2011
53%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
55%
2011
55%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
39%
2010
39%
2010
30%
2010
30%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
63%
2010
63%
2010
67%
2010
67%
2010
37%
2010
37%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
41%
2009
41%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
59%
2009
59%
2009
40%
2009
40%
2009
46%
2009
46%
2009
59%
2009
59%
2009
35%
2009
35%
2009
49.2%
2008
49.2%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
47%
2008
47%
2008
51%
2008
51%
2008
47%
2008
47%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
52%
2008
52%
2008
52.2%
2007
52.2%
2007
53%
2007
53%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2007
49%
2007
49%
2007
47.8%
2007
47.8%
2007
49%
2007
49%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2007
55.5%
2006
55.5%
2006
43%
2006
43%
2006
44%
2006
44%
2006
44.5%
2006
44.5%
2006
45%
2006
45%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2006
56%
2006
56%
2006
55%
2006
55%
2006
47%
2005
47%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
44%
2005
44%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
45%
2005
45%
2005
48%
2005
48%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
48%
2004
48%
2004
51%
2004
51%
2004
48%
2004
48%
2004
47%
2004
47%
2004
51%
2004
51%
2004
52%
2004
52%
2004
51%
2003
51%
2003
49%
2003
49%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
46%
2003
46%
2003
49%
2003
49%
2003
50%
2003
50%
2003
50%
2003
50%
2003
48%
2003
48%
2003
46%
2002
46%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
41%
2002
41%
2002
45%
2002
45%
2002
51%
2002
51%
2002
58%
2002
58%
2002
55%
2002
55%
2002
45%
2002
45%
2002
51%
2001
51%
2001
48%
2001
48%
2001
36%
2001
36%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
46%
2001
46%
2001
50%
2000
50%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
49%
2000
49%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
46%
2000
46%
2000
46%
1999
46%
1999
36%
1999
36%
1999
53%
1999
53%
1999
49%
1999
49%
1999
63%
1999
63%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1998
50%
1998
48%
1998
48%
1998
49%
1998
49%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
50%
1998
50%
1998
12%
1998
12%
1998
58%
1996
58%
1996
58%
1996
58%
1996
38%
1996
38%
1996
52%
1996
52%
1996
41%
1996
41%
1996
47%
1996
47%
1996
47%
2011-2012
47%
2011-2012
65%
2009-2010
65%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
18%
2007-2008
33%
2007
29%
2006
71%
2005-2006
58%
2003-2004
100
2007
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
83%
2001-2002
46%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
47%
2003
47%
2003
54%
2011-2012
69%
2009-2010
38%
2007-2008
53%
2005-2006
52%
2003-2004
69%
2001-2002
88%
2005-2006
43%
2003-2004
57%
2011
88%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
67%
2005-2006
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
41%
2003-2004
41%
2003-2004
55%
2003
55%
2003
46%
2001-2002
46%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
38%
1997
38%
1997
48%
1995-1996
48%
1995-1996
100%
2001
100%
2001
32%
2011
67%
2010
64%
2009
67
2008
70
2007
50%
2005
57%
2004
100%
2003
13%
2012
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
82%
2009-2010
82%
2009-2010
70%
2007-2008
70%
2007-2008
78%
2005-2006
78%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
57%
2001-2002
57%
2001-2002
60%
2001
86%
1999-2000
86%
1999-2000
50%
1999
67%
1997-1998
67%
1997-1998
89%
1995-1996
89%
1995-1996
78%
2007
100%
2007
66%
2007
75%
2007
23%
1991-1992
76%
1995-1996
76%
1995-1996
28%
2009
57%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
53%
2003-2004
65%
2003
60%
2001-2002
36%
1999-2000
36%
2004
66%
2011
35%
2009-2010
27%
2007-2008
78%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
44%
2003
50%
2001-2002
43%
2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1995-1996
76
2007-2008
76
2007-2008
79
2007
79
2007
86
2006
86
2006
70
2005
70
2005
53%
2011
53%
2011
42%
2010
42%
2010
41%
2009
41%
2009
25%
2008
25%
2008
35%
2007
35%
2007
33%
2006
33%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
40%
2003
40%
2003
42%
2002
42%
2002
27%
2009-2010
23%
2007
23%
2007
35%
2011-2012
88%
2001-2010
88%
2001-2010
F
2010
60%
2011
60%
2011
50%
2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
35%
2009-2010
35%
2009-2010
20%
2009
15%
2009
10%
2009
8%
2007-2008
8%
2007-2008
20%
2007
27%
2006
60%
2004
45%
2002
75%
2001
52%
2000
45%
1999
25%
1998
35%
1997
47%
1995-1996
47%
1995-1996
38%
2001-2002
44%
2011-2012
41%
2009-2010
41
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
58%
2009
0%
2007-2008
31%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
83%
2009-2010
70%
2007-2008
52%
2005-2006
80%
1998-2002
57%
1997
79%
1996
44%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
40%
2007
16%
2005-2006
25%
2005
8%
2001-2004
13%
2000
13%
1999-2000
0%
1999
20%
1997-1998
33%
1997
18%
1996
15%
1995
88%
2001-2010
88%
2001-2010
22%
2011
22%
2011
7%
2010
7%
2010
10%
2009
10%
2009
60%
2008
60%
2008
18%
2007
18%
2007
22%
2006
22%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
13%
2004
13%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
14%
2001
14%
2001
11%
2000
11%
2000
15%
1999
15%
1999
8%
1998
8%
1998
17%
1997
17%
1997
9%
1996
9%
1996
8%
1995
8%
1995
49%
2011-2012
49%
2011-2012
65%
2009-2010
65%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
18%
2007-2008
33%
2007
29%
2006
28%
2009
57%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
53%
2003-2004
65%
2003
60%
2001-2002
36%
1999-2000
22%
2000
21%
1999
48%
1998
56%
1997
62%
1996
60%
1995
32%
2011
67%
2010
64%
2009
67
2008
70
2007
50%
2005
57%
2004
100%
2003
86%
2002