Washington Free Beacon, by Stephanie Wang, February 7, 2014
National Journal released its 2013 vote ratings on Thursday. The ratings are based on roll-call votes from 2013 and compared on an ideological scale. Votes on noncontroversial issues and issues that fall along regional lines were not included.
Below are the ten most liberal senators in 2013. The ratings were decided based on 117 votes in the Senate.
1. (Tie) Brian Schatz, Chuck Schumer, Chris Murphy
Sens. Schatz, Schumer, and Murphy all received the same scores on economic, social, and foreign policy issues. The three are 93 percent more liberal than the rest of the Senate on economic issues, 73 percent more liberal on social issues, and 71 percent more liberal on foreign policy issues. They received a composite liberal score of 89.5 out of 100