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Orrin Hatch's Ratings and Endorsements

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91%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
96%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
72%
1999-2000
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
5%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
20%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
67%
2002
50%
2014
70%
2011
50%
2009-2010
68%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
89%
1993-1994
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
72%
2001-2002
72%
2001-2002
10%
1991-1992
20%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
58
2007-2008
58
2007-2008
20%
2005-2006
20%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
64%
1999-2000
64%
1999-2000
50%
1998
57%
1997
27%
1996
30%
1995
44%
1994
44%
1993
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
42%
2014
42%
2014
42%
2013-2014
42%
2013-2014
15%
2012
15%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2011
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
21%
2005-2006
21%
2005-2006
0%
2018
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
0%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
25%
2000
0%
2003
0%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
0%
2017
0%
2015-2016
14%
2015
12%
2013-2014
0%
2013
42%
2011-2012
20%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
17%
2007-2008
0%
2007
20%
2005-2006
20%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
67%
2001-2002
40%
1999-2000
25%
1999
25%
1995-1996
0%
1995
5%
1993-1994
0%
2003
0%
2003
33%
2002
26%
2013
26%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
70%
2013
70%
2013
30%
2013
30%
2013
63%
2013
63%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
36%
2013
36%
2013
92%
2012
92%
2012
7%
2012
4%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
87%
2012
87%
2012
72%
2012
72%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
13%
2012
13%
2012
89%
2011
89%
2011
28%
2011
28%
2011
85%
2011
85%
2011
72%
2011
72%
2011
15%
2011
15%
2011
82%
2011
82%
2011
18%
2011
18%
2011
6%
2011
72%
2010
72%
2010
84%
2010
84%
2010
0%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
0%
2010
16%
2010
16%
2010
87%
2010
87%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
67%
2009
67%
2009
31%
2009
31%
2009
32%
2009
32%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
26%
2009
26%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
17%
2008
17%
2008
25%
2008
25%
2008
24%
2008
24%
2008
71%
2008
71%
2008
74.8%
2008
74.8%
2008
81%
2008
81%
2008
30%
2008
30%
2008
68%
2008
68%
2008
64%
2007
64%
2007
33.5%
2007
33.5%
2007
30%
2007
30%
2007
34%
2007
34%
2007
66.5%
2007
66.5%
2007
69%
2007
69%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
34%
2007
34%
2007
26%
2006
26%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
27%
2006
27%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
28%
2006
28%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
74%
2006
74%
2006
69%
2006
69%
2006
0%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
78%
2005
78%
2005
20%
2005
20%
2005
15%
2005
15%
2005
85%
2005
85%
2005
77%
2005
77%
2005
0%
2005
84%
2004
84%
2004
18%
2004
18%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
78%
2004
78%
2004
67%
2004
67%
2004
59%
2003
59%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
82%
2003
82%
2003
0%
2003
14%
2003
14%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
23%
2002
23%
2002
62%
2002
62%
2002
79%
2001
79%
2001
28%
2001
28%
2001
71%
2001
71%
2001
94%
2001
94%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2001
86%
2000
86%
2000
43%
2000
43%
2000
56%
2000
56%
2000
36%
2000
36%
2000
58%
2000
58%
2000
0%
2000
52%
1999
52%
1999
32%
1999
32%
1999
40%
1999
40%
1999
46%
1999
46%
1999
67%
1999
67%
1999
56%
1999
56%
1999
12%
1998
12%
1998
55%
1998
55%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
63%
1998
63%
1998
31%
1998
31%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
74%
1996
74%
1996
69%
1996
69%
1996
0%
1996
28%
1996
28%
1996
68%
1996
68%
1996
26%
1996
26%
1996
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
85%
2015
94%
2014
85%
2014
83%
2014
82%
2014
97%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2009-2010
63%
2007-2008
63%
2007-2008
66%
2007
17%
2006
75%
2014
75%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100
2007
88%
2015-2016
87%
2015
87%
2013-2014
78%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
87%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
84%
2009
75%
2009-2010
100%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2003
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
96%
2015-2016
95%
2015
88%
2013-2014
81%
2012
86%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
85%
2011
88%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
50%
2010
50%
2010
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
4%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
17%
1997-1998
17%
1997-1998
12%
1997
12%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
92%
2018
86%
2017
92%
2017
92%
2016
100%
2016
92%
2015
92%
2015
92%
2014
100%
2014
75%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2012
71%
2012
90%
2011
100%
2010
93%
2010
86%
2009
93%
2008
100%
2008
91%
2007
92%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
86%
2001
100%
2000
88%
1999
94%
1998
100%
1997
92%
1996
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2001
0%
2001
15%
2017
15%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2001
0%
2001
26%
2011
0%
2010
30%
2009
30
2008
33
2007
0%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
0%
2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
14%
1999-2000
14%
1999-2000
0%
1999
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
33%
1995-1996
33%
1995-1996
33%
2007
25%
2007
33%
2007
0%
2007
75%
2014
75%
2014
11%
2017
21%
2015-2016
17%
2015
25%
2013
7%
2011
21%
2009-2010
38%
2009
45%
2007-2008
53%
2007
14%
2005-2006
10%
2005
12%
2003-2004
7%
2003
24%
2001-2002
18%
2001
33%
2000
33%
1999
20%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
73%
2018
76%
2017
88%
2017
88%
2016
62%
2016
65%
2015
89%
2014
80%
2014
75%
2013
89%
2013
90%
2012
92%
2012
100%
2011
90%
2011
89%
2010
100%
2010
88%
2009
89%
2009
80%
2008
76%
2007
84%
2006
92%
2005
96%
2004
80%
2003
95%
2002
96%
2001
95%
2000
84%
1999
80%
1998
68%
1997
100%
1996
92%
1995
83%
1995