WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.
Card image cap

Bernie Sanders' Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach

On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President

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.

56%
2003
88%
2001-2002
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
90%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
91%
2003-2004
91%
2003-2004
100%
2001
100%
2000
93%
1999
100%
1998
89%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2001
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2009
arrow_upward