Collins voted with the Democrats almost all the time. He is not a Republican nor is he even remotely conservative. I find it really difficult to believe people are actually listening to what he claims rather than looking at his record. Claiming to be conservative is not actually being a conservative. Voting as a liberal along side of the other liberals actually makes you a liberal. Not only is Collins rated as the least conservative he is even rated less conservative than to of the current Democrats that received higher conservative ratings than he did.