President Barack Obama (D)

President

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2009-2017 President
2005-2008 Senator Illinois

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Obama sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Obama is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Some of Obama’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1,300 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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