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Todd Akin'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.

100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
38%
2007-2008
94%
2005-2006
42%
2007
46%
2011-2012
46%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
79%
2001-2002
79%
2001-2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
25
2007-2008
25
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
22%
2003
50%
2001-2002
100%
2011
0%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
22%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
43%
2005-2006
22%
2003
22%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
97%
2012
97%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
85%
2011
85%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
14%
2011
14%
2011
25%
2011
25%
2011
27%
2011
27%
2011
69%
2011
69%
2011
73%
2011
73%
2011
31%
2011
31%
2011
77%
2010
77%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
11%
2010
11%
2010
97%
2010
97%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
23%
2010
23%
2010
89%
2010
89%
2010
0%
2009
93%
2009
93%
2009
6%
2009
93%
2009
93%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
0%
2009
93%
2009
93%
2009
8%
2009
96.8%
2008
96.8%
2008
0%
2008
2%
2008
3%
2008
0%
2008
97%
2008
97%
2008
95%
2008
95%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
88%
2007
88%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
11%
2007
11%
2007
91%
2007
91%
2007
10%
2007
10%
2007
90%
2007
90%
2007
81%
2006
81%
2006
16%
2006
16%
2006
9.2%
2006
9.2%
2006
0%
2006
90.8%
2006
90.8%
2006
6%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
94%
2006
94%
2006
97%
2005
97%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2005
96%
2005
96%
2005
4%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
4%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
93%
2004
93%
2004
95%
2004
95%
2004
23%
2003
23%
2003
5%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
68%
2003
68%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
0%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
85%
2002
85%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2002
91%
2002
91%
2002
8%
2002
92%
2002
92%
2002
81%
2001
81%
2001
97%
2001
97%
2001
7%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2001
89%
2001
89%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2003
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
58%
2006
91%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
33
2007
100%
2007-2008
90%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
89%
2003
89%
2003
88%
2011-2012
82%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
86%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
31%
2003-2004
31%
2003-2004
17%
2003
17%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
0%
2004
5%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
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
17%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2001-2002
100%
2009
66%
2007
96%
2007
45%
2005
95%
2005
70%
2005
70%
2004
80
2003
80
2003
80
2003
90
2002
90
2002
90
2002
83%
2001
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
87%
2004
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
97%
2001-2002
8
2007-2008
8
2007-2008
7
2007
25
2006
25
2006
0
2005
76%
2011
76%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
87%
2005
87%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
96%
2003
96%
2003
93%
2002
93%
2002
100%
2009-2010
19%
2007
19%
2007
95%
2011
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
A
2010
0%
2001-2002
2%
2011-2012
11%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
78
2009-2010
16%
2009
14%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
100%
2009-2010
96%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
82%
1998-2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
7%
2007
0%
2005
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
13%
2011
13%
2011
14%
2010
14%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
7%
2006
7%
2006
8%
2005
8%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
17%
2007
97%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
58%
2006
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
87%
2001-2002
87%
2001-2002
5%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
50%
2002
0%
2011-2012
0%
2007
F
1997-1998
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
31%
2003-2004
31%
2003-2004
17%
2003
17%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
6%
2009
6%
2009
46%
2003-2004
29%
2003
0%
2001-2002