Party support scores for Utah legislators, 2012

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 98.2% 96.7%
Anderson, Casey O. (details) R Senate 90.1% 96.9%
Anderson, Johnny (details) R House 89.2% 77.8%
Arent, Patrice M. (details) D House 97.4% 93.2%
Barlow, Stewart (details) R House 95.7% 76.3%
Barrus, Roger E. (details) R House 97.1% 96.6%
Bird, Jim (details) R House 86.8% 62.5%
Bramble, Curtis S. (details) R Senate 98.2% 93.2%
Briscoe, Joel K. (details) D House 97.0% 94.5%
Brown, Derek E. (details) R House 96.5% 86.5%
Brown, Melvin R. (details) R House 95.7% 77.5%
Butterfield, David G. (details) R House 90.3% 71.9%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca (details) D House 95.5% 88.2%
Christensen, Allen M. (details) R Senate 98.4% 91.8%
Christensen, LaVar (details) R House 95.4% 85.7%
Cosgrove, Tim M. (details) D House 97.6% 91.4%
Cox, Fred C. (details) R House 95.1% 86.0%
Davis, Gene (details) D Senate 97.6% 78.1%
Daw, Bradley M. (details) R House 94.9% 89.9%
Dayton, Margaret (details) R Senate 91.2% 93.5%
Dee, Brad L. (details) R House 95.2% 87.7%
Dougall, John (details) R House 83.8% 87.8%
Doughty, Brian (details) D House 96.5% 95.7%
Draxler, Jack R. (details) R House 94.0% 76.7%
Duckworth, Susan (details) D House 95.0% 78.6%
Dunnigan, James A. (details) R House 95.0% 85.1%
Edwards, Rebecca P. (details) R House 93.3% 57.6%
Eliason, Steve (details) R House 93.8% 68.2%
Escamilla, Luz Robles (details) D Senate 97.1% 93.4%
Fisher, Janice M. (details) D House 95.4% 82.2%
Frank, Craig A. (details) R House 91.3% 89.2%
Froerer, Gage (details) R House 96.5% 84.4%
Galvez, Brad J. (details) R House 96.1% 91.3%
Gibson, Francis D. (details) R House 91.3% 81.7%
Greenwood, Richard A. (details) R House 93.0% 75.6%
Grover, Keith (details) R House 95.9% 91.4%
Handy, Stephen G. (details) R House 94.7% 67.7%
Harper, Wayne A. (details) R House 93.2% 85.7%
Hemingway, Lynn N. (details) D House 96.6% 91.4%
Hendrickson, Neal B. (details) D House 92.7% 57.8%
Herrod, Christopher N. (details) R House 92.8% 92.2%
Hillyard, Lyle W. (details) R Senate 94.4% 66.7%
Hinkins, David P. (details) R Senate 95.1% 85.0%
Hughes, Gregory H. (details) R House 96.1% 89.8%
Hutchings, Eric K. (details) R House 92.6% 64.6%
Ipson, Don L. (details) R House 97.4% 83.9%
Ivory, Ken (details) R House 93.3% 79.8%
Jenkins, Scott K. (details) R Senate 94.3% 90.3%
Jones, Patricia W. (details) D Senate 97.3% 76.2%
King, Brian S. (details) D House 97.3% 91.4%
Kiser, Todd E. (details) R House 94.0% 81.3%
Knudson, Peter C. (details) R Senate 98.3% 90.3%
Last, Bradley G. (details) R House 95.5% 77.3%
Litvack, David (details) D House 96.1% 83.9%
Lockhart, Rebecca D. (details) R House 94.9% 91.9%
Madsen, Mark B. (details) R Senate 94.5% 94.8%
Mathis, John G. (details) R House 93.6% 90.5%
Mayne, Karen (details) D Senate 98.0% 78.1%
McAdams, Benjamin M. (details) D Senate 96.9% 90.8%
McCay, Daniel (details) R House 87.6% 93.0%
McIff, Kay L. (details) R House 94.7% 64.3%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd (details) R House 94.3% 75.9%
Morgan, Karen W. (details) D Senate 97.0% 78.9%
Morley, Michael T. (details) R House 90.2% 96.6%
Moss, Carol Spackman (details) D House 98.1% 96.7%
Newbold, Merlynn T. (details) R House 93.1% 90.8%
Niederhauser, Wayne L. (details) R Senate 97.7% 94.6%
Nielson, Jim (details) R House 91.2% 75.9%
Noel, Michael E. (details) R House 96.7% 93.3%
Oda, Curtis (details) R House 94.4% 91.3%
Okerlund, Ralph (details) R Senate 98.8% 95.4%
Osmond, Aaron (details) R Senate 97.7% 85.9%
Painter, Patrick (details) R House 95.7% 92.5%
Perry, Lee B. (details) R House 92.7% 66.7%
Peterson, Jeremy A. (details) R House 95.3% 81.5%
Peterson, Val L. (details) R House 94.5% 91.4%
Pitcher, Dixon M. (details) R House 93.7% 67.7%
Poulson, Marie H. (details) D House 98.0% 89.1%
Powell, Kraig (details) R House 90.4% 50.0%
Ray, Paul (details) R House 93.9% 72.2%
Reid, Stuart C. (details) R Senate 97.8% 93.8%
Romero, Ross I. (details) D Senate 97.4% 93.8%
Sagers, Douglas (details) R House 95.1% 79.5%
Sandstrom, Stephen E. (details) R House 96.3% 91.9%
Sanpei, Dean (details) R House 96.6% 91.3%
Seelig, Jennifer M. (details) D House 96.7% 87.5%
Snow, V. Lowry (details) R House 95.5% 73.6%
Stephenson, Howard A. (details) R Senate 94.2% 93.4%
Stevenson, Jerry W. (details) R Senate 98.3% 93.8%
Sumsion, Kenneth W. (details) R House 88.5% 94.1%
Thatcher, Daniel W. (details) R Senate 95.3% 81.0%
Urquhart, Stephen H. (details) R Senate 96.6% 90.0%
Valentine, John L. (details) R Senate 97.2% 93.7%
Van Tassell, Kevin T. (details) R Senate 97.4% 74.5%
Vickers, Evan J. (details) R House 95.1% 75.9%
Waddoups, Michael G. (details) R Senate 96.6% 90.2%
Watkins, Christine F. (details) D House 94.7% 71.1%
Webb, R. Curt (details) R House 94.7% 78.7%
Weiler, Todd (details) R Senate 95.7% 78.1%
Wheatley, Mark A. (details) D House 95.5% 84.5%
Wilcox, Ryan D. (details) R House 95.8% 91.1%
Wiley, Larry B. (details) D House 95.9% 84.4%
Wilson, Brad R. (details) R House 94.7% 78.0%
Wright, Bill (details) R House 93.9% 90.8%