In a ranking released this week of most conservative to most liberal Members of Congress, National Journal placed Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) among the 50 most centrist legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives. An accompanying article describes 2010 as “more polarized last year than in any other year since the rankings began.”  Despite this partisan environment, Himes maintained an independent voting record that reflects the nature of Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.

Key Facts:
• Himes’ composite score is listed as 46% Conservative, 54% Liberal. 
• Rankings were compiled from 93 key votes in 2010. 

• Graphic: Vote Rankings
• National Journal: The Centrists
• National Journal: Pulling Apart