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House and Senate Concurrence with Presidents
Eisenhower - Clinton I

"Vote concurrence is measured by the number of times a majority of members of Congress vote with the president's position on roll call votes. Member concurrence is the percentage of members who agree with the president's position on a roll call vote. Unlike the usual scholarly focus on success or support, the concurrence measures acknowledge that it is impossible to judge who influenced whom." Ragsdale, Vital Statistics on the Presidency, p. 362

President
Year
Total H & S Concurrence
House
Senate
 
 
 
concurrence rate
# votes
concurrence rate
# votes
Eisenhower 
1953
 89.2%
 91.2%
34
87.8%
49
 
1954
 82.8
 78.9
 38
 77.9
 77
 
1955
 75.3
 63.4
 41
 84.6
 52
 
1956
 69.2
 73.5
 34
 67.7
 65
 
1957
 68.4
 58.3
 60
 78.9
 57
 
1958
 75.7
 74.0
 50
 76.5
 98
 
1959
 52.9
 55.6
 54
 50.4
 121
 
1960
 65.1
 65.1
 43
 65.1
 86
 Average  
 69.9
 68.4
 
 70.7
 
 Total  
 
 
 354
 
 605
 Kennedy
1961
 81.5
 83.1
 65
 80.6
 124
 
1962
 85.4
 85.0
 60
 85.6
 125
 
1963
 87.1
 83.1
 71
 89.6
 115
 Average  
 84.6
 83.7
 
 85.2
 
 Total  
 
 
 196
 
 364
 Johnson
1964
 87.9
 88.5
 52
 87.6
 97
 
1965
 93.1
 93.8
 112
 82.6
 162
 
1966
 78.9
 91.3
 103
 68.8
 125
 
1967
 78.8
 75.6
 127
 81.2
 165
 
1968
 74.5
 83.5
 103
 68.9
 164
 Average  
 82.2
 85.9
 
 79.7
 
 Total  
 
 
 497
 
 713
 Nixon
1969
 74.8
 72.3
 47
 76.4
 72
 
1970
 76.9
 84.6
 65
 71.4
 91
 
1971
 74.8
 82.5
 57
 69.5
 82
 
1972
 66.3
 81.1
 37
 54.3
 46
 
1973
 50.6
 48.0
 125
 52.4
 185
 
1974
 59.6
 67.9
 53
 54.2
 83
 Average  
 64.3
 68.2
 
 61.5
 
 Total  
 
 
 384
 
 559
 Ford
1974
 58.2
 59.3
 54
 57.4
 68
 
1975
 61.0
 50.6
 89
 71.0
 93
 
1976
 53.8
 43.1
 51
 64.2
 53
 Average  
 58.3
 51.0
 
 65.0
 
 Total  
 
 
 194
 
 214
 Carter
1977
 75.4
 74.7
 79
 76.1
 88
 
1978
 78.3
 69.9
 112
 84.8
 151
 
1979
 76.8
 71.7
 145
 81.4
 161
 
1980
 75.1
 76.9
 117
 73.3
 116
 Average  
 76.6
 73.1
 
 79.7
 
 Total  
 
 
 453
 
 516
Reagan
1981
 82.4
 72.4
 76
 88.3
 128
 
1982
 72.4
 55.8
 77
 83.2
 119
 
1983
 67.1
 47.6
 82
 85.9
 85
 
1984
 65.8
 52.2
 113
 85.7
 77
 
1985
 59.9
 45.0
 80
 71.6
 102
 
1986
 56.5
 33.3
 90
 80.7
 83
 
1987
 43.5
 33.3
 99
 56.4
 78
 
1988
 47.4
 32.7
 104
 64.8
 88
 Average  
 62.2
 45.6
 
 77.9
 
 Total  
 
 
 721
 
 760
 Bush
1989
 62.6
 50.0
 86
 73.3
 101
 
1990
 46.8
 32.4
 108
 63.4
 93
 
1991
 54.2
 43.2
 111
 67.5
 83
 
1992
 43.0
 37.1
 105
 53.3
 60
 Average  
 51.8
 40.2
 
 65.6
 
 Total  
 
 
 410
 
 337
 Clinton
1993
 86.4
 87.3
 102
 85.4
 89
 
1994
 86.3
 87.2
 78
 85.5
 62
 
1995
 36.2
 26.3
 133
 49.0
 102
 
1996
 55.1
 53.2
 79
 57.6
 59
 
1997
 53.6
 38.7
 75
 71.4
 63
 
1998
 50.6
 36.6
 82
 66.7
 72
 
1999
 37.8
 35.4
 82
 42.2
 45
 
2000
 55.0
 49.3
 69
 65.0
 40
 Average  
57.4
 50.9
 
 66.0
 
 Total  
 
 
 700
 
 532
 G.W. Bush
2001
 87.0
 83.7
 43
 88.3
 77
 
2002
 88.0
 82.5
 40
 91.4
 58
 
2003
 78.7
 87.3
 55
 74.8
 119
 
2004
 72.6
 70.6
 34
 74.0
 50
 
2005
 78.0
 78.3
 46
 77.8
 45
 
2006
 80.9
 85.0
 40
 78.6
 70
 Average  
80.9
 81.8
 
 80.4
 
 Total  
 
 
 258
 
 419

Source: Harold Stanley and Richard Niemi, Vital Statistics on American Politics, 2007-2008 (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1998), 264-65.
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