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Barack Obama II's Ratings and Endorsements

2012 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.

43%
2007-2008
42%
2005-2006
25%
2007-2008
67%
2001-2002
12%
2003
100%
2005
25%
2005-2006
23%
2005
23%
2005
100%
2006
16%
2005-2006
67%
2005-2006
100%
2012
80%
2007
100%
2007
69%
2005-2006
69%
2005-2006
75%
2012
100%
2012
25%
2012
100%
2012
0%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
80%
2007-2008
80
2007
83%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
7%
2007
7%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
7%
2007
7%
2007
7%
2007
12%
2006
12%
2006
14%
2006
14%
2006
15%
2005
15%
2005
12%
2005
12%
2005
18%
2005
18%
2005
0%
2007
18%
2006
50%
2006
75%
2005
0%
2005-2006
0%
2007-2008
100%
2006
92%
2012
100%
2007
83%
2005-2006
42%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
100%
2005
82%
2005-2006
90%
2008
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2008-2011
100%
2008-2011
25%
2006
25%
2006
6%
2005
6%
2005
7%
2007
7%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2006
8%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
33%
2007
7%
2006
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
67%
2005-2006
67%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2005-2006
0%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2007
100%
2012
33%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
50%
2012
67%
2005-2006
67%
2005-2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
F-
2011
F-
2011
28%
2005-2006
28%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2006
14%
2003-2006
0%
2012
0%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
8%
2005-2006
F
2007-2008
F
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2007
100%
2009
100%
2009
89%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2001
89%
2001
92%
1999
92%
1999
100%
2005-2006
95%
2005
95.5%
2007
95.5%
2007
86%
2006
86%
2006
85%
2006
85%
2006
83%
2005
83%
2005
76%
2005
76%
2005
75%
2007-2008
100%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2007-2008
7%
2007
7%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2006
100%
2005
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
100%
2006
72%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
0%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
0%
2008
0%
2008
7%
2007
7%
2007
7%
2007
7%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
33%
2005
33%
2005
0%
2008
0%
2008
7%
2007
7%
2007
7%
2007
7%
2007
21%
2008
21%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
21%
2006
21%
2006
21%
2006
21%
2006
18%
2005
18%
2005
18%
2005
18%
2005
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006