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Rob Portman'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.

100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
89%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
12%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
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%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2017-2018
62%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
100%
2001
66%
2014
100%
2011
83%
2000
82%
1999
78%
1995-1996
50%
1993-1994
89%
2015-2016
75%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
40%
2012
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
22%
1998
57%
1997
27%
1996
10%
1995
25%
1994
22%
1993
5%
2017
5%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
28%
2014
28%
2014
28%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2011
0%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
10%
2019-2020
10%
2019-2020
50%
2017-2018
50%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
50%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
11%
2003
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
75%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
67%
2019
38%
2018
42%
2017
28%
2015-2016
43%
2015
25%
2013-2014
20%
2013
42%
2011-2012
20%
2011
11%
2004
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
38%
1999-2000
50%
1999
50%
1997
25%
1995-1996
25%
1995
33%
1993-1994
0%
2003
0%
2003
71%
2013
71%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
69%
2013
69%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2013
67%
2013
67%
2013
72%
2012
72%
2012
32%
2012
32%
2012
16%
2012
16%
2012
62%
2012
62%
2012
29%
2012
29%
2012
35%
2012
35%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
83%
2012
83%
2012
29%
2011
29%
2011
71%
2011
71%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
83%
2011
83%
2011
67%
2004
67%
2004
32%
2004
32%
2004
69%
2004
69%
2004
30%
2004
30%
2004
61%
2004
61%
2004
39%
2004
39%
2004
37%
2003
37%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
73%
2003
73%
2003
26%
2003
26%
2003
23%
2003
23%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
61%
2003
61%
2003
21%
2002
21%
2002
15%
2002
15%
2002
25%
2002
25%
2002
81%
2002
81%
2002
79%
2002
79%
2002
16%
2002
16%
2002
78%
2002
78%
2002
71%
2002
71%
2002
15%
2001
15%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
4%
2001
87%
2001
87%
2001
82%
2001
82%
2001
69%
2001
69%
2001
26%
2000
26%
2000
71%
2000
71%
2000
29%
2000
29%
2000
67%
2000
67%
2000
62%
2000
62%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
0%
1999
60%
1999
60%
1999
84%
1999
84%
1999
69%
1999
69%
1999
39%
1999
39%
1999
29%
1999
29%
1999
0%
1998
26%
1998
26%
1998
72%
1998
72%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
53%
1998
53%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
65%
1996
65%
1996
68%
1996
68%
1996
76%
1996
76%
1996
30%
1996
30%
1996
29%
1996
29%
1996
20%
1996
20%
1996
25%
2017-2018
75%
2019-2020
75%
2019-2020
67%
2019
82%
2019
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
82%
2015
89%
2015
67%
2014
78%
2014
69%
2014
77%
2014
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
75%
2014
75%
2014
100%
2013-2014
91%
2003-2004
83%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
84%
2015
88%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
55%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2017-2018
50%
2011-2012
98%
2003
98%
2003
33%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
33%
2004
91%
2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
95%
2015
88%
2013-2014
100%
2012
100%
2011-2012
95%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2019-2020
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
40%
1999-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
89%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
71%
2011
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
26%
1997-1998
26%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
19%
1995-1996
19%
1995-1996
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
11%
2017
11%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
75%
1997-1998
0%
2004
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
100%
2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001
10%
1999-2000
10%
1999-2000
10%
1999
12%
1997-1998
12%
1997-1998
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
75%
2014
75%
2014
94%
1995-1996
94%
1995-1996
79%
2019
76%
2018
80%
2018
68%
2017
80%
2017
81%
2016
48%
2016
71%
2015
68%
2014
84%
2014
86%
2013
64%
2013
87%
2012
76%
2012
75%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2004
84%
2003
92%
2002
88%
2001
87%
2000
76%
1999
88%
1998
92%
1997
100%
1996
87%
1995
80%
1995
86%
1994
94%
1993
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
89%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
88%
2011-2012
91%
2011
95%
2003-2004
92%
2003
90%
2001-2002
92%
2000
75%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
31%
2020
41%
2019
47%
2018
47%
2016
55%
2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
66%
2013
66%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
65%
2004
65%
2004
73%
2003
73%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
91%
2013-2014
66%
2019-2020
63%
2017-2018
28%
2015-2016
54%
2014
70%
2011-2012
75%
2014
75%
2014
10%
2019
49%
2019
43%
2017-2018
43%
2017-2018
49%
2015-2016
49%
2015-2016
60%
2015
70%
2014
50%
2014
64%
2013-2014
64%
2013-2014
70%
2013
70%
2011-2012
70%
2011-2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
13%
2004
40%
2004
38%
2003
40%
2002
68%
2001
51%
2000
46%
1999
60%
1998
45%
1997
50%
1995-1996
50%
1995-1996
0%
2001-2002
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
63%
2011-2012
80%
2013-2014
88%
2011-2012
88%
1998-2002
67%
1997
71%
1996
27%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
29%
1999-2000
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
11%
2011
11%
2011
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
27%
1999
27%
1999
13%
1998
13%
1998
25%
1997
25%
1997
0%
1996
0%
1996
17%
1995
17%
1995
75%
2019-2020
75%
2019-2020
67%
2019
82%
2019
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
82%
2015
89%
2015
78%
2014
67%
2014
77%
2014
69%
2014
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
89%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000