National Journal's annual congressional vote ratings show a breakdown of how Senate and House members voted in 2010, and who was rated the most liberal and most conservative. Members were assigned Rankings
based on their roll-call votes on key economic, social, and foreign-policy issues during 2010. The senators are rated in each of the three issue categories on both liberal and conservative scales, with the scores on each scale given as percentiles. An economic score of 87 on the conservative scale, for example, means that the senator or member was more conservative than 87 percent of his or her colleagues on the key votes in that issue area during 2010. Composite scores are calculated based on the issue-based scores. Members with the same composite scores are tied in rank.Senate Members:
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A few surprses. Among them were John McCain coming in as more conservative than Jim DeMint.