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Bernie Sanders' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

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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
2007
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
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
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
19%
2018
40%
2018
18%
2017
14%
2017
25%
2016
18%
2016
18%
2015
15%
2015
18%
2014
14%
2014
38%
2013
18%
2013
13%
2012
17%
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
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