Sen. Barry Goldwater (R)

Former Senator from Arizona

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1969-1986 Senator Arizona
1959-1964 Senator Arizona
1953-1958 Senator Arizona
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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Goldwater is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1986, Goldwater missed 3,331 of 10,807 roll call votes, which is 30.8%. This is much worse than the median of 5.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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