Chronic absenteeism is easily grounds for a pink slip, except maybe when you’re a member of Congress.

New analysis of congressional voting records for the last 25 years has found that Democrats tend to miss votes more often than Republicans.

This year, the most chronically absent representatives were Democrats. Overall, Republicans missed about 2 percent of their votes while Democrats missed about 4 percent. Of the top 10 Congressmen with the worst attendance record this year so far, 9 out of 10 are Democrats in the House while 7 out of 10 are Republican in the Senate. Perhaps you’re wondering if your state is suffering from your representative being “missing in action?” If you live in Illinois, California, Florida, or Texas, your reps are earning high marks for low attendance.

Looking more specifically at the ranges of votes missed in the House, we see that Democrats play hooky far more. About 12 percent of them missed 41 votes or more compared to about 5 percent of Republicans. Nearly 60 percent of Republicans missed between 1-10 votes compared to about 35 percent of Democrats. Another 27 percent of Democrats missed 11-20 votes compared with 15 percent of Republicans and just over 10 percent of Democrats missed 31-40 votes compared with about 4 percent of Republicans.

However, when we examine the Senate things are almost flipped. Democrats have a higher attendance rate than Republicans in 2015. We may be able to attribute that that the number of senators running for president – Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Lindsey Graham – meaning stump speeches may be trumping policy making for these three.

CNBC reports:

The Big Crunch pulled the voting records for the last 25 years and found that Democrats in the House of Representatives tend to miss votes more often than their colleagues across the aisle (even voting "present" was enough for a representative to get credit for being there).

That pattern seems to hold true over not just the 114th Congress, but most groups of representatives since 1990. The only time that Democrats on average showed up more than Republicans was the 110th and 111th Congresses from 2007 to 2011, when the Democrats controlled both chambers for the first time since 1995.

Still, both groups are doing better than they were a few decades ago.

CNBC speculates that maintaining a  balance of power drives good attendance.

Over the past years, the Senate shows an opposite pattern as the House. Generally, the minority party tends to show up to vote more than the majority party. That could be because in the smaller body, each vote means more and the minority party wants to maintain whatever influence it has.

There may be a bright spot or two in all of this. 

An inactive Congress is not necessarily a bad thing if the freedoms and pockets of Americans remain intact.

Second, for those with a bad voting record, it doesn’t mean you won’t be president. One U.S. senator with one of the worst voting records in recent history was the junior senator from Illinois. He was elected president in 2008.