The Senate voted 78 to 22 to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice of the United States.

Republicans in favor (55)

Alexander (Tenn.), Allard (Colo.), Allen (Va.), Bennett (Utah), Bond (Mo.), Brownback (Kan.), Bunning (Ky.), Burns (Mont.), Burr (N.C.), Chafee (R.I.), Chambliss (Ga.), Coburn (Okla.), Cochran (Miss.), Coleman (Minn.), Collins (Maine), Cornyn (Tex.), Craig (Idaho), Crapo (Idaho), DeMint (S.C.), DeWine (Ohio), Dole (N.C.), Domenici (N.M.), Ensign (Nev.), Enzi (Wyo.), Frist (Tenn.), Graham (S.C.), Grassley (Iowa), Gregg (N.H.), Hagel (Neb.), Hatch (Utah), Hutchison (Tex.), Inhofe (Okla.), Isakson (Ga.), Kyl (Ariz.), Lott (Miss.), Lugar (Ind.), Martinez (Fla.), McCain (Ariz.), McConnell (Ky.), Murkowski (Alaska), Roberts (Kan.), Santorum (Pa.), Sessions (Ala.), Shelby (Ala.), Smith (Ore.), Snowe (Maine), Specter (Pa.), Stevens (Alaska), Sununu (N.H.), Talent (Mo.), Thomas (Wyo.), Thune (S.D.), Vitter (La.), Voinovich (Ohio), Warner (Va.)

Democrats in favor (22 )

Baucus (Mont.), Bingaman (N.M.), Byrd (W.Va.), Carper (Del.), Conrad (N.D.), Dodd (Conn.), Dorgan (N.D.), Feingold (Wis.), Johnson (S.D.), Kohl (Wis.), Landrieu (La.), Leahy (Vt.), Levin (Mich.), Lieberman (Conn.), Lincoln (Ark.), Murray (Wash.), Nelson (Fla.), Nelson (Neb.), Pryor (Ark.), Rockefeller (W.Va.), Salazar (Colo.), Wyden (Ore.)

Independent in favor (1)

Jeffords (Vt.)

Democrats against (22)

Akaka (Hawaii), Bayh (Ind.), Biden (Del.), Boxer (Calif.), Cantwell (Wash.), Clinton (N.Y.), Corzine (N.J.), Dayton (Minn.), Durbin (Ill.), Feinstein (Calif.), Harkin (Iowa), Inouye (Hawaii), Kennedy (Mass.), Kerry (Mass.), Lautenberg (N.J.), Mikulski (Md.), Obama (Ill.), Reed (R.I.), Reid (Nev.), Sarbanes (Md.), Schumer (N.Y.), Stabenow (Mich.)