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Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Hussein Obama II's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012

Liberal

2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 95.5%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 94%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 86%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 83%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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