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==2011-2012 Congress==
 
==2011-2012 Congress==
 
The members of the [[112th Congress]] received the following rankings.
 
The members of the [[112th Congress]] received the following rankings.
*There are '''88''' representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Republican"
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*There were '''88''' representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Republican"
*There are '''70''' representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Democrat"
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*There were '''70''' representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Democrat"
*There are '''29''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican follower"
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*There were '''29''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican follower"
*There are '''26''' representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican"
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*There were '''26''' representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican"
*There are '''25''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican"
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*There were '''25''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican"
*There are '''24''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican leader"
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*There were '''24''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican leader"
*There are '''22''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic leader"
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*There were '''22''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic leader"
*There are '''21''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Democrat"
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*There were '''21''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Democrat"
*There are '''19''' representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican leader"
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*There were '''19''' representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican leader"
*There are '''18''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic follower"
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*There were '''18''' representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic follower"
*There are '''18''' representatives that received the description of "far left Democrat"
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*There were '''18''' representatives that received the description of "far left Democrat"
*There are '''18''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican follower"
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*There were '''18''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican follower"
*There are '''16''' representatives that received the description of "far-left Democratic leader"
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*There were '''16''' representatives that received the description of "far-left Democratic leader"
*There are '''15''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Democratic follower"
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*There were '''15''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Democratic follower"
*There are '''4''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican leader"
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*There were '''4''' representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican leader"
*There are '''2''' representatives that received the description of "lonely far-left Democrat"
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*There were '''2''' representatives that received the description of "lonely far-left Democrat"
*There are '''2''' representatives that received the description of "lonely far-right Republican follower"
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*There were '''2''' representatives that received the description of "lonely far-right Republican follower"
*There is '''1''' representative that received the description of "centrist Democratic leader"
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*There was '''1''' representative that received the description of "centrist Democratic leader"
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 08:43, 31 March 2014

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The Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking is an analysis of the cosponsorship of bills in Congress. It is published by GovTrack, a project of Civic Impulse, LLC, which uses open data to track the activities of Congress.

Methodology

GovTrack has published ranking reports since 2004. The Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking is based on two factors - ideology and leadership. These are then plotted on a graph.

Ideology

The political spectrum ideology score is based on of how Members of Congress cosponsor bills. Members who cosponsor in a similar manner are put next to each other on the left-right axis of the graph, while those that cosponsor different sets of bills are put at different ends.

Leadership

Legislative leadership is also based on patterns of cosponsorship. As GovTrack explains, "Roughly speaking, each time a Member of Congress cosponsors another Member of Congress's bill,, the first Member of Congress gives the second Member of Congress some leadership points . . . in proportion to how many leadership points the first Member of Congress has."[1]

2011-2012 Congress

The members of the 112th Congress received the following rankings.

  • There were 88 representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Republican"
  • There were 70 representatives that received the description of "rank-and-file Democrat"
  • There were 29 representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican follower"
  • There were 26 representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican"
  • There were 25 representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican"
  • There were 24 representatives that received the description of "moderate Republican leader"
  • There were 22 representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic leader"
  • There were 21 representatives that received the description of "centrist Democrat"
  • There were 19 representatives that received the description of "far-right Republican leader"
  • There were 18 representatives that received the description of "moderate Democratic follower"
  • There were 18 representatives that received the description of "far left Democrat"
  • There were 18 representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican follower"
  • There were 16 representatives that received the description of "far-left Democratic leader"
  • There were 15 representatives that received the description of "centrist Democratic follower"
  • There were 4 representatives that received the description of "centrist Republican leader"
  • There were 2 representatives that received the description of "lonely far-left Democrat"
  • There were 2 representatives that received the description of "lonely far-right Republican follower"
  • There was 1 representative that received the description of "centrist Democratic leader"

External links

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