2022 Vote Research: Biden will get wins regardless of slim majority
Partly as a result of measures hardly ever obtained referred to as up for a vote when former Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not assured concerning the consequence, the president by no means misplaced a vote within the Home final 12 months. Biden’s place was profitable on each one of many 66 occasions it was examined in a Home flooring vote. However Biden didn’t take a stand on many votes.
That whole of 66 votes that he did take a place on amounted to 12 % of the 548 Home roll name votes determined by votes of “yea” or “nay.” That’s about the identical fee as in 2021, and greater than Biden’s predecessor.
Over his presidency, former President Donald Trump had weighed in on a mean of 42 Home votes (8 %) a 12 months, a lot decrease than the totals for both time period of any president since Dwight D. Eisenhower averaged 37 in his first time period. Although Biden’s whole and fee was greater than that of all however one among Trump’s years, it’s nonetheless on the low aspect, traditionally talking.
The comparatively small variety of presidential place votes, mixed with the necessity to preserve Democrats collectively, additionally meant that even Democrats who broke with Biden essentially the most typically nonetheless had seemingly excessive presidential assist charges, since they really broke on a small variety of votes.
The 4 Home Democrats who voted with Biden the least, for instance, had presidential assist charges of 92 %. That group included two members from the social gathering’s left flank, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and two moderates, Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon.