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Chris Smith's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican

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.

30%
2018
78%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
89%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
90%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
86%
2003
87%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2020
60%
2019-2020
37%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019
87%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
0%
2017-2018
71%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
75%
2009-2010
0%
2001
25%
2014
41%
2011
50%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
50%
2000
55%
1995-1996
71%
1993-1994
0%
1994
67%
2020
65%
2018
67%
2017
53%
2015-2016
53%
2015-2016
54%
2015
61%
2014
61%
2013-2014
61%
2013-2014
69%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
30%
2007-2008
43%
2001-2002
43%
2001-2002
70%
1991-1992
44%
2012
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
60%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
44%
1998
71%
1997
27%
1996
80%
1995
75%
1994
67%
1993
70%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
67%
2005
82%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
74%
2017-2018
74%
2017-2018
63%
2015-2016
63%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
67%
2011-2012
67%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
83%
2000
71%
2019-2020
71%
2019-2020
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
56%
2020
67%
2017
53%
2015-2016
53%
2015-2016
54%
2015
61%
2014
61%
2013-2014
61%
2013-2014
69%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
100%
2018
91%
2017
77%
2015-2016
100%
2015
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013
81%
2011-2012
100%
2011
87%
2009-2010
85%
2009
92%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
83%
1999
50%
1997
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
58%
1993-1994
0%
2006
93%
2019-2020
80%
2015-2016
83%
2013-2014
42%
2011-2012
16%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
57%
2015-2016
54%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
78%
2003-2004
75%
2003
77%
2001-2002
57%
2000
66%
1999
73%
1998
40%
1997
50%
1995-1996
58%
1995
75%
2019-2020
60%
2017-2018
67%
2015-2016
66%
2015
88%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
66%
2013-2014
71%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
63%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
13%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
41%
2009
75%
2009-2010
65%
2003
65%
2003
93%
2012-2013
80%
2015-2016
76%
2015
92%
2013-2014
67%
2012
64%
2011-2012
67%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
54%
2005-2006
68%
2003-2004
67%
2001-2002
80%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
71%
2017-2018
73%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
57%
2011
50%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003
66%
2011
69%
2007-2008
64%
2005-2006
64%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
41%
2001-2002
41%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
63%
1997-1998
63%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
53%
1995-1996
53%
1995-1996
45%
2003-2004
87%
2019
66%
2018
83%
2018
86%
2017
66%
2017
65%
2016
79%
2016
65%
2015
70%
2015
65%
2014
79%
2014
92%
2013
65%
2013
83%
2012
64%
2012
81%
2011
100%
2010
62%
2010
61%
2008
67%
2008
70%
2007
67%
2006
70%
2005
76%
2004
69%
2003
80%
2002
61%
2001
47%
2000
64%
1999
61%
1998
50%
1997
75%
1996
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007
0%
2004
17%
2003
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
100%
2007
38%
1989-1990
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
41%
2001-2002
41%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
63%
1997-1998
63%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
53%
1995-1996
53%
1995-1996
37%
2017
37%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
57%
2019-2020
19%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
38%
2009-2010
45%
2007-2008
17
2007
27%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
0%
2001
31%
2000
33%
1999
6%
1997-1998
0%
1997
12%
1996
75%
1997-1998
26%
2019-2020
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
21%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
50%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
39%
2015
0%
2013
33%
2012
29%
2006-2012
29%
2006-2012
59%
2014
80%
1997-1998
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
22%
2003-2004
22%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
20%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
50%
2014
50%
2014
38%
2014
38%
2014
50%
2019
98%
2017-2018
30%
2017
21%
2015-2016
19%
2015
57%
2013
25%
2011
50%
2009-2010
64%
2009
75%
2007-2008
68%
2007
47%
2005-2006
35%
2005
43%
2003-2004
35%
2003
39%
2001-2002
36%
2001
67%
2000
55%
1999
27%
1995-1996
15%
1991-1992
72%
1995-1996
72%
1995-1996
57%
2019
40%
2018
57%
2018
58%
2017
38%
2017
48%
2016
58%
2016
48%
2015
60%
2014
56%
2014
60%
2013
54%
2013
52%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2011
44%
2011
61%
2010
67%
2010
64%
2009
60%
2009
28%
2008
44%
2007
68%
2006
60%
2005
54%
2004
71%
2003
80%
2002
56%
2001
64%
2000
79%
1999
72%
1998
64%
1997
80%
1996
52%
1995
64%
1995
70%
1994
71%
1993
61%
2019
57%
2017-2018
57%
2017-2018
59%
2017-2018
59%
2017-2018
58%
2015-2016
58%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
55%
2015
65%
2015
56%
2014
60%
2014
54%
2014
50%
2014
54%
2011-2012
54%
2011-2012
59%
2011-2012
59%
2011-2012
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
29%
2007-2008
29%
2007-2008
45%
2007
0%
2006
78%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
89%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
90%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
86%
2003
87%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
92%
2004
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
95%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
93%
2000
67%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100
2007
100
2007
92
2006
92
2006
92
2005
92
2005
42%
2018
43%
2016
38%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
69%
2011
69%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
63%
2009
63%
2009
60%
2008
60%
2008
64%
2007
64%
2007
50%
2006
50%
2006
73%
2005
73%
2005
66%
2004
66%
2004
73%
2003
73%
2003
87%
2002
87%
2002
91%
2009-2010
11%
2007
11%
2007
32%
2017-2018
51%
2015-2016
45%
2014
40%
2011-2012
30%
2011
93%
2001-2010
93%
2001-2010
51%
2013
51%
2013
46%
2013
46%
2013
54%
2012
54%
2012
50%
2012
50%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
70%
2010
70%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
62%
2009
62%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
53%
2008
53%
2008
52.7%
2008
52.7%
2008
55.5%
2007
55.5%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
46%
2006
46%
2006
49.2%
2006
49.2%
2006
46%
2005
46%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
66%
2005
66%
2005
57%
2004
57%
2004
55%
2003
55%
2003
58%
2003
58%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
50%
2002
50%
2002
47%
2001
47%
2001
51%
2000
51%
2000
60%
1999
60%
1999
54%
1999
54%
1999
58%
1998
58%
1998
71%
1996
71%
1996
62%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
44
2009-2010
57%
2005-2006
53%
2012
20%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018