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Mike Simpson's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (ID) - District 2, Republican

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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.

93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
97%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
86%
2003
82%
2001-2002
89%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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
21%
1999
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
21%
1999
14%
2005-2006
29%
2005
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2016
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2011
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2002
10%
2001
27%
2000
33%
1999
100%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
100%
2011
66%
2009-2010
69%
2007-2008
94%
2005-2006
100%
2000
17%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
18%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
15%
2007-2008
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
22%
2012
22%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
100%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
6%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
17%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
18%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
17%
2017
7%
2015-2016
11%
2015
17%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
40%
2009-2010
31%
2009
42%
2007-2008
17%
2007
14%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
17%
1999
67%
1997
100%
2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
91%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
93%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
90%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
1999
91%
2015-2016
91%
2015
93%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
75%
2009-2010
83%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
93%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
70%
2009
100%
1998
100%
2009-2010
98%
2003
98%
2003
93%
2012-2013
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
96%
2013-2014
97%
2012
96%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
92%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
76%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
66%
2011
56%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
35%
2003-2004
0%
2007-2008
33%
2007
20%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
11%
2017
11%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
10%
2015
5%
2013-2014
7%
2011-2012
20%
2011
6%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
0
2007
9%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
11%
2001
21%
2000
23%
1999
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
40
2008
40
2007
13%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
25%
2014
25%
2014
28%
2014
28%
2014
10%
2017
23%
2015-2016
27%
2015
36%
2013
20%
2011
25%
2009-2010
32%
2009
45%
2007-2008
48%
2007
28%
2005-2006
26%
2005
30%
2003-2004
25%
2003
28%
2001-2002
29%
2001
27%
2000
27%
1999
14%
2005-2006
29%
2005
0%
2007
6%
2001-2002
44%
2013
0%
2014
65%
2017
77%
2016
52%
2016
48%
2015
81%
2014
68%
2014
46%
2013
82%
2013
80%
2012
85%
2012
64%
2011
85%
2011
96%
2010
87%
2010
86%
2009
84%
2009
80%
2008
72%
2007
80%
2006
92%
2005
92%
2004
92%
2003
92%
2002
84%
2001
88%
2000
84%
1999
76%
2019
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
76%
2015-2016
76%
2015-2016
82%
2015-2016
82%
2015-2016
76%
2015
70%
2015
55%
2014
70%
2014
67%
2014
73%
2014
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
59%
2011-2012
59%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
90%
2007
0%
2006
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
97%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
86%
2003
82%
2001-2002
89%
1999-2000
87%
2004
90%
2011-2012
88%
2011
95%
2009-2010
94%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
83%
2003
86%
2001-2002
93%
2000
24
2007-2008
24
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
25
2006
25
2006
-8
2005
-8
2005
35%
2018
33%
2016
45%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
90%
2009
90%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
75%
2007
75%
2007
71%
2006
71%
2006
87%
2005
87%
2005
79%
2004
79%
2004
69%
2003
69%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
100%
2009-2010
11%
2007
11%
2007
43%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
43%
2014
47%
2014
47%
2011-2012
29%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
56%
2013
56%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
57%
2012
57%
2012
54%
2012
54%
2012
71%
2011
71%
2011
9%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
65%
2010
65%
2010
69%
2010
69%
2010
63%
2009
63%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
74%
2008
74%
2008
70.2%
2008
70.2%
2008
62%
2007
62%
2007
66.8%
2007
66.8%
2007
63%
2006
63%
2006
72.8%
2006
72.8%
2006
65%
2005
65%
2005
69%
2005
69%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
78%
2004
78%
2004
80%
2003
80%
2003
69%
2003
69%
2003
78%
2002
78%
2002
88%
2002
88%
2002
60%
2001
60%
2001
69%
2000
69%
2000
70%
1999
70%
1999
71%
1999
71%
1999
67
2013-2014
74%
2011-2012
18%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
44
2009-2010
43%
2005-2006
66%
2012
54%
2019
52%
2017-2018
52%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
63%
2017-2018
63%
2017-2018
48%
2015-2016
48%
2015-2016
50%
2015
55%
2014
60%
2014
52%
2013-2014
52%
2013-2014
80%
2013
69%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
80%
2011
70%
2011
80%
2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
65%
2009
80%
2009
50%
2009
57%
2007-2008
57%
2007-2008
56%
2007
37%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2004
60%
2004
38%
2003
45%
2002
60%
2001
63%
2000
61%
1999