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Robert C. Byrd's Ratings and Endorsements

Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 28%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 10%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 17%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 22.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 29%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 20
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 29%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 8%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 17%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 35.7%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 29.5%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 48%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 56%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 39%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 35%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 27%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 30%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 30%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 30%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 15%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 37%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 22%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 46%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 25%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 9%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 30%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 15%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 33%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 24%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 26%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 28%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project 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 issues 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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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