Party support scores for Utah legislators, 2011

The scores below show how often (as a percent) each legislator votes with his/her party in the Utah legislature. If the legislator is a House Democrat and the majority of House Democrats vote "aye," then the legislator supports the party majority if he/she also votes "aye." I ignore votes where the legislator's party was tied. I also ignore votes where the legislator was absent.

Most votes pass by an overwhelming margin, with a majority of Republicans voting the same way as a majority of Democrats. (See details on party-line voting and consensus voting.) As such, the "overall" party support scores (which include all votes, even unanimous ones) tend to be inflated. We can get a more accurate estimate of each legislator's true party support score by looking only at "party-line" votes—that is, those few votes where the majority of Republicans votes against the majority of Democrats. By looking only at party-line votes, the "party support (party-line only)" column estimates how each legislator votes when his/her party really needs his/her support.

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The data

Legislator Party Chamber Party support (overall) Party support (party-line only)
Adams, J. Stuart (details) R Senate 99.6% 96.9%
Anderson, Johnny (details) R House 89.2% 86.7%
Arent, Patrice M. (details) D House 97.2% 94.8%
Barrus, Roger E. (details) R House 94.9% 88.1%
Bird, Jim (details) R House 85.4% 60.4%
Biskupski, Jackie (details) D House 94.3% 92.7%
Bramble, Curtis S. (details) R Senate 99.5% 96.4%
Briscoe, Joel K. (details) D House 95.6% 97.0%
Brown, Derek E. (details) R House 94.6% 76.5%
Brown, Melvin R. (details) R House 95.8% 82.2%
Buttars, D. Chris (details) R Senate 97.3% 98.0%
Butterfield, David G. (details) R House 94.6% 85.9%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca (details) D House 94.4% 97.0%
Christensen, Allen M. (details) R Senate 97.8% 87.9%
Christensen, LaVar (details) R House 95.2% 94.9%
Clark, David (details) R House 94.5% 95.7%
Cosgrove, Tim M. (details) D House 95.4% 85.1%
Cox, Fred C. (details) R House 92.7% 84.2%
Davis, Gene (details) D Senate 96.9% 77.1%
Daw, Bradley M. (details) R House 94.1% 92.6%
Dayton, Margaret (details) R Senate 94.8% 95.8%
Dee, Brad L. (details) R House 95.0% 89.0%
Dougall, John (details) R House 77.6% 84.3%
Draxler, Jack R. (details) R House 94.5% 80.2%
Duckworth, Susan (details) D House 91.9% 66.0%
Dunnigan, James A. (details) R House 92.0% 75.3%
Edwards, Rebecca P. (details) R House 91.5% 56.4%
Eliason, Steve (details) R House 94.8% 78.8%
Escamilla, Luz Robles (details) D Senate 97.0% 95.5%
Fisher, Janice M. (details) D House 95.4% 87.5%
Fisher, Julie (details) R House 94.8% 85.6%
Froerer, Gage (details) R House 95.7% 82.0%
Galvez, Brad J. (details) R House 96.7% 93.1%
Gibson, Francis D. (details) R House 90.8% 84.5%
Greenwood, Richard A. (details) R House 89.2% 66.7%
Grover, Keith (details) R House 96.0% 99.0%
Handy, Stephen G. (details) R House 95.7% 78.2%
Harper, Wayne A. (details) R House 93.1% 90.2%
Hemingway, Lynn N. (details) D House 97.4% 95.7%
Hendrickson, Neal B. (details) D House 91.5% 62.4%
Herrod, Christopher N. (details) R House 95.9% 97.9%
Hillyard, Lyle W. (details) R Senate 96.6% 77.1%
Hinkins, David P. (details) R Senate 98.4% 89.6%
Hughes, Gregory H. (details) R House 97.4% 93.0%
Hutchings, Eric K. (details) R House 94.8% 84.6%
Ipson, Don L. (details) R House 97.2% 89.7%
Ivory, Ken (details) R House 94.8% 88.7%
Jenkins, Scott K. (details) R Senate 96.8% 100.0%
Jones, Patricia W. (details) D Senate 98.2% 84.1%
King, Brian S. (details) D House 95.7% 88.5%
Kiser, Todd E. (details) R House 96.5% 89.0%
Knudson, Peter C. (details) R Senate 98.6% 90.1%
Last, Bradley G. (details) R House 95.1% 90.5%
Liljenquist, Daniel R. (details) R Senate 98.9% 100.0%
Litvack, David (details) D House 96.7% 84.0%
Lockhart, Rebecca D. (details) R House 92.3% 89.0%
Madsen, Mark B. (details) R Senate 97.5% 93.7%
Mathis, John G. (details) R House 92.9% 91.5%
Mayne, Karen (details) D Senate 98.0% 76.8%
McAdams, Benjamin M. (details) D Senate 97.4% 91.9%
McIff, Kay L. (details) R House 94.3% 67.0%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd (details) R House 90.3% 64.9%
Morgan, Karen W. (details) D Senate 97.1% 76.5%
Morley, Michael T. (details) R House 88.0% 93.4%
Moss, Carol Spackman (details) D House 97.1% 94.7%
Newbold, Merlynn T. (details) R House 92.8% 93.4%
Niederhauser, Wayne L. (details) R Senate 99.1% 98.3%
Nielson, Jim (details) R House 93.0% 83.2%
Noel, Michael E. (details) R House 95.6% 93.8%
Oda, Curtis (details) R House 94.3% 93.8%
Okerlund, Ralph (details) R Senate 98.9% 94.2%
Painter, Patrick (details) R House 97.7% 100.0%
Perry, Lee B. (details) R House 93.1% 72.4%
Peterson, Jeremy A. (details) R House 96.2% 84.5%
Peterson, Val L. (details) R House 93.5% 91.9%
Pitcher, Dixon M. (details) R House 94.9% 79.0%
Poulson, Marie H. (details) D House 95.7% 78.1%
Powell, Kraig (details) R House 94.2% 76.0%
Ray, Paul (details) R House 94.2% 82.0%
Reid, Stuart C. (details) R Senate 98.9% 98.5%
Richardson, Holly J. (details) R House 93.8% 89.7%
Romero, Ross I. (details) D Senate 95.5% 94.2%
Sagers, Douglas (details) R House 94.8% 76.3%
Sandstrom, Stephen E. (details) R House 92.6% 84.9%
Sanpei, Dean (details) R House 96.8% 93.1%
Seelig, Jennifer M. (details) D House 95.3% 84.0%
Stephenson, Howard A. (details) R Senate 97.3% 95.5%
Stevenson, Jerry W. (details) R Senate 98.9% 100.0%
Stowell, Dennis E. (details) R Senate 97.7% 84.9%
Sumsion, Kenneth W. (details) R House 84.4% 88.5%
Thatcher, Daniel W. (details) R Senate 98.3% 92.6%
Urquhart, Stephen H. (details) R Senate 97.6% 89.7%
Valentine, John L. (details) R Senate 97.1% 93.7%
Van Tassell, Kevin T. (details) R Senate 98.4% 82.8%
Vickers, Evan J. (details) R House 95.1% 79.2%
Waddoups, Michael G. (details) R Senate 97.8% 91.7%
Watkins, Christine F. (details) D House 92.4% 69.4%
Webb, R. Curt (details) R House 97.0% 86.9%
Wheatley, Mark A. (details) D House 95.5% 90.8%
Wilcox, Ryan D. (details) R House 92.2% 91.8%
Wiley, Larry B. (details) D House 93.8% 78.8%
Wilson, Brad R. (details) R House 96.4% 87.2%
Wimmer, Carl (details) R House 82.3% 88.4%
Wright, Bill (details) R House 92.5% 88.5%