John Hall (New York)

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John Hall was a Democratic representative of the 19th District of New York.

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nan Hayworth was elected to the United States House. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. She defeated John J. Hall (D).[1]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNan Hayworth 51% 109,956
     Democratic John J. Hall Incumbent 45.8% 98,766
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,016
Total Votes 215,738

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Hall has voted with the House Democratic leadership 97.5% of the time.[2] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 98.6% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 98.2% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[3]

Specific votes

Rep. Hall voted for TARP.[4] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[5]

Hall also supported the auto bailout.[6] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[7]

In addition, Rep. Hall voted for the stimulus bill.[8] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[9]

Hall also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[10] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[11]

Hall supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[12] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[13]

Finally, Hall voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[14] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[15]

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