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Susan Collins' Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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62%
2017-2018
64%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
67%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
28%
2009
60%
2007-2008
56%
2005-2006
68%
2003-2004
78%
2003
67%
2001-2002
36%
1999-2000
32%
2019
45%
2017
0%
2016
50%
2015
90%
2014
100%
2013
0%
2012
45%
2011
0%
2010
95%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2007
50%
2006
55%
2005
20%
2004
83%
2003
0%
2001
90%
2000
100%
1999
77%
1997
39%
2020
50%
2019-2020
50%
2019
40%
2017-2018
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015
33%
2014
40%
2013-2014
33%
2013
80%
2011-2012
75%
2011
42%
2009-2010
14%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
45%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
27%
1997-1998
25%
1997
70%
2020
70%
2019
70%
2018
61%
2017
59%
2016
70%
2015
85%
2014
77%
2014
78%
2013
75%
2012
92%
2010
93%
2008
85%
2006
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1996-2003
100%
1995-1998
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
62%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
80%
2009-2010
33%
2002
83%
2014
70%
2011
66%
2009-2010
29%
2007-2008
58%
2005-2006
83%
2000
40%
1999
71%
2020
67%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
88%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
67%
2013
72%
2011-2012
72%
2011-2012
60%
2007-2008
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
80%
2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
16
2007-2008
16
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
42%
1999-2000
42%
1999-2000
50%
1998
86%
1997
80%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
50%
2005
100%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2019-2020
40%
2019-2020
63%
2017-2018
63%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
43%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
80%
2011-2012
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
75%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2020
67%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
88%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
67%
2013
72%
2011-2012
72%
2011-2012
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
78%
2009-2010
83%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
75%
1999
60%
2003
60%
2003
67%
2002
45%
2013
45%
2013
44%
2013
44%
2013
55%
2013
55%
2013
44%
2013
44%
2013
55%
2013
55%
2013
45%
2013
45%
2013
54%
2013
54%
2013
42%
2012
42%
2012
45%
2012
45%
2012
54%
2012
54%
2012
56%
2012
56%
2012
53%
2012
53%
2012
55%
2012
55%
2012
45%
2012
45%
2012
46%
2012
46%
2012
47%
2011
47%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
40%
2010
40%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
62%
2010
62%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
59%
2010
59%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
40%
2009
40%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
43%
2009
43%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
56%
2009
56%
2009
60%
2009
60%
2009
60%
2009
60%
2009
35%
2009
35%
2009
53%
2008
53%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
46%
2008
46%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
49%
2008
49%
2008
47%
2008
47%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
51%
2008
51%
2008
47.2%
2007
47.2%
2007
54%
2007
54%
2007
51%
2007
51%
2007
45%
2007
45%
2007
47%
2007
47%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
52.8%
2007
52.8%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
45%
2006
45%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
52.8%
2006
52.8%
2006
48%
2006
48%
2006
47.2%
2006
47.2%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2006
46%
2006
46%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2005
51%
2005
46%
2005
46%
2005
45%
2005
45%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
46%
2005
46%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
47%
2005
47%
2005
52%
2004
52%
2004
47%
2004
47%
2004
43%
2004
43%
2004
49%
2004
49%
2004
49%
2004
49%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
51%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
48%
2003
48%
2003
49%
2003
49%
2003
46%
2003
46%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
48%
2003
48%
2003
47%
2002
47%
2002
46%
2002
46%
2002
52%
2002
52%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
44%
2002
44%
2002
46%
2002
46%
2002
51%
2002
51%
2002
49%
2001
49%
2001
46%
2001
46%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
47%
2001
47%
2001
53%
2001
53%
2001
36%
2001
36%
2001
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
48%
2000
50%
2000
50%
2000
46%
2000
46%
2000
49%
2000
49%
2000
77%
1999
77%
1999
51%
1999
51%
1999
16%
1999
16%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
48%
1999
48%
1999
49%
1999
49%
1999
29%
1998
29%
1998
58%
1998
58%
1998
50%
1998
50%
1998
49%
1998
49%
1998
57%
1998
57%
1998
41%
1998
41%
1998
60%
2021-2022
60%
2021-2022
49%
2019-2020
49%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
50%
2017-2018
50%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
49%
2015-2016
49%
2015-2016
44%
2015
44%
2015
44%
2014
39%
2014
44%
2014
38%
2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
47%
2011-2012
47%
2011-2012
69%
2009-2010
69%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
18%
2007-2008
33%
2007
29%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
60%
2013-2014
50%
2007-2008
85%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
100
2007
100%
2021-2022
67%
2019-2020
81%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
92%
2015-2016
93%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
78%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
100%
2009-2010
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
50%
2017-2018
50%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
75%
2003
75%
2003
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
45%
2017-2018
75%
2015-2016
71%
2015
100%
2013-2014
70%
2012
64%
2011-2012
77%
2009-2010
38%
2007-2008
68%
2005-2006
65%
2003-2004
69%
2001-2002
74%
2019-2020
88%
2005-2006
86%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
80%
2017-2018
67%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
71%
2011
88%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
67%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
35%
2013-2014
35%
2013-2014
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
29%
2003-2004
29%
2003-2004
55%
2003
55%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
38%
1997
38%
1997
85%
2020
95%
2019
79%
2019
78%
2018
80%
2018
78%
2017
57%
2017
63%
2016
79%
2016
80%
2015
71%
2015
88%
2014
80%
2014
75%
2013
80%
2013
75%
2012
80%
2012
82%
2011
80%
2010
82%
2010
86%
2009
80%
2008
75%
2008
64%
2007
92%
2006
78%
2005
94%
2004
78%
2003
85%
2002
79%
2001
80%
2000
76%
1999
78%
1998
80%
1997
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
100%
2001
100%
2001
0%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
17%
2017
17%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
38%
2019-2020
43%
2017-2018
35%
2015-2016
30%
2015
60%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
47%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
71
2007
42%
2005-2006
56%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
25%
2001
43%
2000
50%
1999
67%
1997-1998
33%
1997
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
100%
2001
100%
2001
37%
2011
67%
2010
73%
2009
70
2008
70
2007
50%
2005
57%
2004
67%
2003
67%
2006-2012
67%
2006-2012
33%
2017-2018
33%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
96%
2009-2010
96%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
75%
2007-2008
78%
2005-2006
78%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
60%
2001
71%
1999-2000
71%
1999-2000
50%
1999
67%
1997-1998
67%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
33%
2007
75%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
47%
2019
28%
2017-2018
33%
2017
46%
2015-2016
52%
2015
61%
2013
33%
2011
59%
2009-2010
76%
2009
80%
2007-2008
67%
2007
57%
2005-2006
60%
2005
42%
2003-2004
33%
2003
45%
2001-2002
45%
2001
53%
2000
53%
1999