Legislative Ratings


I've developed a rating system to determine how well legislators' voting records fit the district they have been elected to represent.

Republican District Ratings: this system determines how Republican each state house and state senate district is. The formula is comprised of the three elements: the percentage of the vote that the GOP nominee received in the latest presidential election (federal-level), the percentage of the vote that the GOP nominee received in the latest gubernatorial election (state-level), and the percentage of Republican voter registration (local-level).

Conservative Performance Index: this compares each state senator's conservative score to their district rating. The conservative rating I use is an average of the most recent American Conservative Union scores for Oklahoma legislators, and the Oklahoma Constitution's Conservative Index, as well as the Platform Index for the State House during the 2017/2018 special sessions. Using multiple sources broadens the perspective and scoring system for what I feel is a more accurate picture.

Positive CPI scores indicate that the member's conservative voting outperforms their district's Republican rating (RDR). Negative scores show that the member is more liberal than the district. The main purpose of this rating system is to illustrate how conservative or liberal a legislator is for their district

2017:

Republican District Ratings for the Oklahoma Legislature
Conservative Performance Index: Oklahoma House of Representatives
Conservative Performance Index: Oklahoma Senate


2016:

Republican District Ratings for the Oklahoma Legislature
Conservative Performance Index: Oklahoma House of Representatives
Conservative Performance Index: Oklahoma Senate

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