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Jim Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

54%
2009
35%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
55%
2003
34%
2001-2002
60%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
50%
2011
0%
2010
50%
2009
100%
2007
35%
2006
40%
2005
35%
2004
30%
2003
65%
2001
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
50%
2011-2012
28%
2011
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
55%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
31%
2001-2002
83%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
0%
2001
52%
2011
66%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
64%
2005-2006
85%
2007
58%
2013-2014
58%
2013-2014
85%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
38%
2007-2008
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
42
2007-2008
42
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
17%
2012
17%
2012
63%
2007-2008
63%
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
33%
2003
50%
2001-2002
100%
2011
67%
2005
73%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
33%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
33%
2003
33%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
58%
2013-2014
58%
2013-2014
85%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
48%
2013
48%
2013
53%
2013
53%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
52%
2013
52%
2013
53%
2013
53%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
46%
2013
46%
2013
43%
2012
43%
2012
55%
2012
55%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
54%
2012
54%
2012
56%
2012
56%
2012
44%
2012
44%
2012
45%
2012
45%
2012
46%
2012
46%
2012
43%
2011
43%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
49%
2011
49%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
55%
2011
55%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
45%
2010
45%
2010
51%
2010
51%
2010
46%
2010
46%
2010
52%
2010
52%
2010
55%
2010
55%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2009
49%
2009
44%
2009
44%
2009
49%
2009
49%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
56%
2009
56%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
50%
2009
50%
2009
48%
2009
48%
2009
49%
2008
49%
2008
51.5%
2008
51.5%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
49%
2008
49%
2008
46%
2008
46%
2008
51%
2008
51%
2008
52%
2008
52%
2008
53%
2008
53%
2008
54%
2007
54%
2007
50.8%
2007
50.8%
2007
49.2%
2007
49.2%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
51%
2007
51%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
46%
2006
46%
2006
46.7%
2006
46.7%
2006
44%
2006
44%
2006
53.3%
2006
53.3%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
56%
2006
56%
2006
53%
2006
53%
2006
49%
2006
49%
2006
53%
2005
53%
2005
47%
2005
47%
2005
44%
2005
44%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
46%
2005
46%
2005
54%
2005
54%
2005
54%
2005
54%
2005
46%
2005
46%
2005
53%
2004
53%
2004
46%
2004
46%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
46%
2004
46%
2004
53%
2004
53%
2004
47%
2004
47%
2004
40%
2003
40%
2003
42%
2003
42%
2003
39%
2003
39%
2003
45%
2003
45%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
54%
2003
54%
2003
58%
2003
58%
2003
38%
2002
38%
2002
62%
2002
62%
2002
45%
2002
45%
2002
55%
2002
55%
2002
35%
2002
35%
2002
64%
2002
64%
2002
34%
2002
34%
2002
65%
2002
65%
2002
49%
2001
49%
2001
55%
2001
55%
2001
57%
2001
57%
2001
47%
2001
47%
2001
43%
2001
43%
2001
46%
2001
46%
2001
100%
2003
34%
2014
30%
2014
35%
2014
27%
2011-2012
27%
2011-2012
41%
2011-2012
41%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
27%
2007
74%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
83%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
100
2007
80%
2003-2004
60%
2003
54%
2001-2002
86%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
62%
2013-2014
69%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
36%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
17%
2009
50%
2009-2010
62%
2003
62%
2003
92%
2012-2013
92%
2012
92%
2011-2012
67%
2009-2010
47%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
52%
2001-2002
90%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
73%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
85%
2011
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003
66%
2011
68%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
75%
2010
75%
2010
35%
2005-2006
35%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
59%
2001-2002
59%
2001-2002
55%
2003-2004
0%
2012
13%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
40%
2007-2008
33%
2007
0%
2005-2006
33%
2004
0%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
35%
2005-2006
35%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
59%
2001-2002
59%
2001-2002
30%
2011-2012
60%
2011
56%
2009-2010
64%
2007-2008
67
2007
59%
2005-2006
35%
2003-2004
73%
2001-2002
77%
2001
100%
2004
37%
2011
80
2008
80
2007
13%
2005
43%
2004
33%
2003
57%
2006-2012
57%
2006-2012
82%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
5%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
78%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
75%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
55%
2003-2004
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001
50%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
32%
2014
32%
2014
54%
2009
35%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
55%
2003
34%
2001-2002
58%
2004
37%
2011-2012
30%
2011
52%
2009-2010
27%
2007-2008
64%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
77%
2003
55%
2001-2002
46%
2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
75%
2012
75%
2012
23%
2011
23%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2010
27%
2009
27%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
41%
2007
41%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
47%
2005
47%
2005
58%
2004
58%
2004
38%
2003
38%
2003
27%
2002
27%
2002
27%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
42%
2011-2012
18%
2011
70%
2001-2010
70%
2001-2010
F
2010
25%
2014
25%
2014
50%
2014
52%
2013-2014
52%
2013-2014
50%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
40%
2011
30%
2011
10%
2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
30%
2009
70%
2009
50%
2009
28%
2007-2008
28%
2007-2008
30%
2007
37%
2006
13%
2005
13%
2004
40%
2004
50%
2003
40%
2002
35%
2001
77%
2001-2002
56
2013-2014
30%
2011-2012
47%
2011-2012
49%
2009-2010
26
2009-2010
24%
2009-2010
48%
2009
48%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
62%
2011-2012
62%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
85%
2005-2006
73%
1998-2002
50%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
42%
2007
62%
2005
91%
2003-2004
56%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2010
70%
2001-2010
32%
2012
32%
2012
21%
2011
21%
2011
25%
2010
25%
2010
31%
2009
31%
2009
50%
2008
50%
2008
27%
2007
27%
2007
36%
2006
36%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
13%
2001
13%
2001
33%
2007
30%
2014
35%
2014
33%
2014
41%
2011-2012
41%
2011-2012
27%
2011-2012
27%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
27%
2007
74%
2006
54%
2009
35%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
55%
2003
34%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
37%
2011
80
2008
80
2007
13%
2005
43%
2004
33%
2003
75%
2002
25%
2014
25%
2014