January 23, 2008

Differentiating Clinton and Obama's Voting Records in the Senate

I tend to find voting records to be problematic measures of policy differences, but if you are inclined to use them, here's an examination of what they've differed on while in the Senate (it says something that a policy piece like this is in the Guardian and not in a US paper, don't you think?). It would appear that Obama's is the more "liberal" and less war-like record when it comes to foreign policy, but then he voted for the energy bill while she voted against it. Personally, I think the most telling disagreement might be on the ethics reform bill - Obama supported it, Clinton opposed it. Of course the National Journal regularly rates senators by combining every single vote they cast. In their rankings Obama is more liberal than Clinton.

Posted by armand at January 23, 2008 02:41 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Politics

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