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Bernie Sanders' Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

2020 Endorsements

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
3%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
18%
2003
11%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
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2015
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2016
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2020
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2019
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2017
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2016
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1997
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1996
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2019-2020
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
19%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
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2017
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2016
100%
2015
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2010
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2008
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2006
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2001
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1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
100%
1993-1996
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
25%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
83%
2014
25%
2011
50%
2009-2010
58%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
17%
2000
18%
1999
33%
1995-1996
0%
1993-1994
90%
2020
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
89%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
83%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
75%
1991-1992
90%
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
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
78%
1998
43%
1997
93%
1996
90%
1995
100%
1994
100%
1993
100%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
56%
2003
88%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
70%
2019-2020
70%
2019-2020
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
71%
2015-2016
71%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
80%
2011-2012
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
56%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
56%
2003
56%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
80%
2004
80%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
90%
2020
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
89%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
83%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
86%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
85%
2015-2016
86%
2015
87%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
89%
2009-2010
83%
2009
100%
2007-2008
75%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
56%
2004
56%
2003
88%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
50%
1997
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
58%
1993-1994
0%
2006
88%
2003
88%
2003
51%
2013
51%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2013
31%
2013
31%
2013
69%
2013
69%
2013
82%
2013
82%
2013
8%
2013
64%
2012
64%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
30%
2012
30%
2012
22%
2012
22%
2012
0%
2012
47%
2012
47%
2012
14%
2011
14%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
27%
2011
27%
2011
73%
2011
73%
2011
83%
2011
83%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
17%
2010
17%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
47%
2010
47%
2010
31%
2009
31%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2009
68%
2009
68%
2009
68%
2009
68%
2009
37%
2009
37%
2009
49%
2009
49%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
65%
2008
65%
2008
9%
2008
77%
2008
77%
2008
17.7%
2008
17.7%
2008
13%
2008
13%
2008
6%
2008
80%
2008
80%
2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
6%
2007
98%
2007
98%
2007
90%
2007
90%
2007
8%
2007
6.3%
2007
6.3%
2007
93.7%
2007
93.7%
2007
0%
2007
88%
2007
88%
2007
6%
2006
86.5%
2006
86.5%
2006
87%
2006
87%
2006
91%
2006
91%
2006
12%
2006
12%
2006
79%
2006
79%
2006
13.5%
2006
13.5%
2006
20%
2006
20%
2006
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2005
77%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
4%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
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2005
10%
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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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
70%
2004
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2004
29%
2004
14%
2004
14%
2004
30%
2003
30%
2003
84%
2003
84%
2003
69%
2003
69%
2003
16%
2003
16%
2003
14%
2003
14%
2003
0%
2003
85%
2003
85%
2003
94%
2003
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2003
0%
2002
91%
2002
91%
2002
0%
2002
74%
2002
74%
2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
19%
2002
19%
2002
9%
2002
29%
2001
29%
2001
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2001
90%
2001
90%
2001
71%
2001
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2001
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2001
10%
2001
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2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
94%
2000
0%
2000
21%
1999
21%
1999
0%
1999
76%
1999
76%
1999
61%
1999
61%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
37%
1999
37%
1999
64%
1998
64%
1998
31%
1998
31%
1998
0%
1998
93%
1998
93%
1998
72%
1998
72%
1998
23%
1998
23%
1998
90%
1996
90%
1996
0%
1996
12%
1996
12%
1996
85%
1996
85%
1996
84%
1996
84%
1996
11%
1996
11%
1996
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
17%
2021-2022
17%
2021-2022
6%
2020
0%
2019-2020
5%
2018
0%
2017-2018
4%
2016
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015
5%
2015
0%
2014
4%
2014
4%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
32%
2016
32%
2016
0%
2014
0%
2014
100
2007
100%
2021-2022
25%
2019-2020
35%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
32%
2015-2016
32%
2015
0%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
31%
2013-2014
12%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
33%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
0%
2017-2018
0%
2006
0%
2006
3%
2009
5%
2003
5%
2003
66%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
18%
2017-2018
22%
2015-2016
20%
2015
50%
2013-2014
23%
2012
23%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
8%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
11%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
0%
2019-2020
50%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
14%
2011
11%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
96%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
81%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
93%
2003-2004
33%
2020
18%
2019
3%
2019
40%
2018
19%
2018
14%
2017
18%
2017
25%
2016
18%
2016
15%
2015
18%
2015
18%
2014
14%
2014
38%
2013
18%
2013
17%
2012
13%
2012
30%
2011
16%
2010
0%
2010
29%
2009
38%
2008
17%
2008
27%
2007
27%
2006
33%
2005
30%
2004
14%
2003
16%
2002
22%
2001
23%
2000
8%
1999
18%
1998
20%
1997
19%
1996
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
54%
2016
54%
2016
100%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
9%
2017
9%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
100%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
93%
2007-2008
86
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
100%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
94%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2004
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
54%
2016
54%
2016
78%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2015
71%
2014
67%
2013
50%
2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
2006-2012
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
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
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2009-2010
94
2007-2008
92%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
96%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996