President Barack Obama

Party:
Democrat

Elected Positions

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Obama was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Obama’s time serving in the Senate. Obama’s bills had a total of 442 cosponsors in the 110th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Obama to other members of the Senate in the 110th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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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