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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Office:
  • President, Democratic

2020 Endorsements

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.

3%
2003-2004
0%
2003
7%
2001-2002
21%
1999-2000
33%
2003-2004
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
36%
2003
100%
2001
90%
2000
46%
1999
34%
1997
43%
1996
0%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
22%
1999-2000
25%
1999
40%
1997-1998
42%
1997
43%
1996
100%
2006
75%
2001
71%
1999
83%
1996-2003
50%
1995-1998
66%
1993-1996
33%
2002
35%
2005-2006
80%
2000
40%
1999
47%
1995-1996
22%
1993-1994
12%
2001-2002
12%
2001-2002
50%
1991-1992
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003-2004
89%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
100%
1998
100%
1997
47%
1996
60%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
80%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
50%
2000
100%
2003
100%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
75%
2007
60%
2005-2006
60%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
80%
2001-2002
60%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
50%
1995
50%
1993-1994
80%
2003
80%
2003
100%
2000
100%
2002
15.2%
2008
15.2%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
63%
2008
63%
2008
36%
2008
36%
2008
0%
2008
0%
2008
94.2%
2007
94.2%
2007
5.8%
2007
5.8%
2007
94%
2007
94%
2007
86%
2007
86%
2007
13%
2007
13%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
98%
2007
98%
2007
65%
2006
65%
2006
87%
2006
87%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
77.5%
2006
77.5%
2006
0%
2006
22.5%
2006
22.5%
2006
26%
2006
26%
2006
34%
2006
34%
2006
76%
2005
76%
2005
80%
2005
80%
2005
20%
2005
20%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
26%
2005
26%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
10%
2005
10%
2005
15%
2005
15%
2005
0%
2004
29%
2004
29%
2004
93%
2004
93%
2004
30%
2004
30%
2004
69%
2004
69%
2004
69%
2004
69%
2004
35%
2003
35%
2003
10%
2003
10%
2003
60%
2003
60%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
25%
2003
25%
2003
75%
2003
75%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
82%
2003
82%
2003
90%
2002
90%
2002
5%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
25%
2002
25%
2002
30%
2002
30%
2002
34%
2002
34%
2002
64%
2002
64%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
82%
2001
82%
2001
3%
2001
81%
2001
81%
2001
8%
2001
15%
2001
15%
2001
87%
2001
87%
2001
70%
2000
70%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
69%
2000
69%
2000
0%
2000
28%
2000
28%
2000
30%
2000
30%
2000
0%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
17%
1999
17%
1999
38%
1999
38%
1999
60%
1999
60%
1999
80%
1999
80%
1999
26%
1998
26%
1998
21%
1998
21%
1998
73%
1998
73%
1998
63%
1998
63%
1998
64%
1998
64%
1998
35%
1998
35%
1998
89%
1996
89%
1996
7%
1996
38%
1996
38%
1996
39%
1996
39%
1996
57%
1996
57%
1996
50%
2007-2008
28%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
0%
2005
50%
2005-2006
9%
2003
9%
2003
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
25%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
25%
2003-2004
25%
2003
28%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
76%
2003-2004
76%
2003-2004
64%
2003
64%
2003
77%
2001-2002
77%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
62%
1997
62%
1997
90%
1995-1996
90%
1995-1996
33%
2007
89%
2007
67%
2005-2006
67%
2005-2006
67%
2004
50%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2001
<50%
2020
<50%
2020
81%
1989-1990
76%
2003-2004
76%
2003-2004
64%
2003
64%
2003
77%
2001-2002
77%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
62%
1997
62%
1997
90%
1995-1996
90%
1995-1996
75
2007
92%
2005-2006
86%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
50%
2001
57%
2000
50%
1999
67%
1997-1998
33%
1997
39%
1996
100%
2001
100%
2001
88
2008
100
2007
50%
2006
88%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
78%
2005-2006
78%
2005-2006
63%
2003-2004
63%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
86%
1999-2000
86%
1999-2000
83%
1999
83%
1997-1998
83%
1997-1998
78%
1995-1996
78%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
64%
1991-1992
29%
1995-1996
29%
1995-1996
3%
2003-2004
0%
2003
7%
2001-2002
21%
1999-2000
12%
2004
0%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
17%
2003
25%
2001-2002
57%
2000
25%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
7%
2007
7%
2007
11%
2006
11%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2005
25%
2004
25%
2004
10%
2003
10%
2003
25%
2002
25%
2002
85%
2001-2002
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
20%
1998-2002
8%
1997
14%
1996
77%
2007
75%
2005-2006
100%
2005
67%
2001-2004
75%
2000
75%
1999-2000
80%
1999
80%
1997-1998
83%
1997
82%
1996
77%
1995
44%
2006
44%
2006
89%
2005
89%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
80%
2003
80%
2003
40%
2002
40%
2002
43%
2001
43%
2001
44%
2000
44%
2000
38%
1999
38%
1999
42%
1998
42%
1998
42%
1997
42%
1997
64%
1996
64%
1996
58%
1995
58%
1995
9%
2007
33%
2006
3%
2003-2004
0%
2003
7%
2001-2002
21%
1999-2000
25%
2020
25%
2020
33%
2002
0%
2007
100%
2004
75%
2016
75%
2016
38%
2020
38%
2020
29%
1995-1996
29%
1995-1996
0%
2001
25%
2020
25%
2020
28%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
89%
2003
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2002
100%
2001
100%
2008
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
76%
2020
76%
2020
72%
2020
72%
2020
72%
2020
72%
2020
67%
2007
100%
2006
90%
2005
92%
2003-2004
95%
2003
96%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
78%
1999
87%
1998
100%
1997
96%
1995-1996
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
0%
2005-2006
80%
2003
80%
2003
38%
2020
38%
2020