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Collins ranked 2nd 'most bipartisan' senator, study says

The ranking includes all U.S. Senators who have served since 1993.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, finishes a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moderate senators from both parties met May 15 to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. Collins and Bill Cassidy, R-La., were organizers of the meeting. Attendees included several other Republicans plus three Democrats: Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Indiana's Joe Donnelly.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — A study released on Tuesday says Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is the second 'most bipartisan' senator.

The study comes from the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. It ranks Collins as the second most bipartisan senator in the 26-year history of its Lifetime Bipartisan Index.

The ranking includes all U.S. Senators who have served since 1993.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was ranked fifth, Sen. Angus King (D-ME) was ranked 41st, and Bill Cohen (R-ME) was ranked 76th. 

RELATED: Poll: Collins' approval down 17 points from last spring

The study cites a high score in the 115th Congress (2017-2019) as the reason for Collins' current rank.

For the last six consecutive years, the study has ranked Collins as the most bipartisan current member of the United States Senate. 

The current study lists Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) as the most bipartisan senator.