Split Senate Delegations’ Varying Levels of Agreement

The Editors | July 28, 2:59 pm

Split Senators

Launch Interactive

Alaska Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, is in a tough race for reelection this year, and advertising how well he works with popular fellow Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican.

There are 17 states with split Senate delegations — represented by one Republican and one Democrat or Democrat-aligned Independent. We looked at all Senate floor votes cast this year to see how frequently these Senators aligned.

Click on the "Launch Interactive" button to see how Begich and Murkowski compare to the sixteen other split delegations.

About the Data

Missed votes were discounted from the calculation, unless a Senator stated for the record how they would have voted. For example, if a Senator stated that they would have voted ‘yea’ had they been in attendance — and their state’s other senator actually voted ‘yea’ — the vote was considered to have the delegation in agreement.