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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

We list below summaries of one public figures's issue stances related to each topic, and which AmericansElect.org quiz answer each issue stance indicates. Click on the quiz answer link to see the full original excerpt and citations.
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Bobby Jindal on AmericansElect.org Quiz

 



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Question 1 answer A on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 3 out of 3 statements:

The more you pay in taxes the less you are free: A on question 1
Create jobs by lowering tax rates for families & business: A on question 1
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: A on question 1
This question weighted at 10% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 29 statements.)

Question 2 answer D on Energy:

When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 5 out of 6 statements:

Drilling moratorium was second disaster after BP spill: D on question 2
Develop any & all methods of producing energy: B on question 2
Cap-and-trade is a jobs bill for other countries: D on question 2
More renewables; more nuclear power, more drilling: D on question 2
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: D on question 2
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: D on question 2
This question weighted at 21% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 29 statements.)

Question 3 answer D on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 3 out of 5 statements:

Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare: D on question 3
Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace: D on question 3
Universal access, but not government-run: D on question 3
Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured: B on question 3
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: C on question 3
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 29 statements.)

Question 4 answer D on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 2 out of 3 statements:

Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants: C on question 4
Declare English as the official language of the US: D on question 4
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: D on question 4
This question weighted at 10% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 29 statements.)

Question 5 answer B on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'B' from 1 out of 1 statements:

YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: B on question 5
This question weighted at 3% importance.
(Relative importance: 1 out of 29 statements.)

Question 6 answer A on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 1 out of 2 statements:

Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition: A on question 6
Tax deductions for tuition & qualified educational expenses: B on question 6
This question weighted at 7% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 29 statements.)

Question 7 answer A on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 2 out of 2 statements:

Strong views opposing same-sex marriage: A on question 7
Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage: A on question 7
This question weighted at 7% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 29 statements.)

Question 8 answer C on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 1 out of 2 statements:

$515 million investment in transportation & infrastructure: C on question 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: A on question 8
This question weighted at 7% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 29 statements.)

Question 9 answer B on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'B' from 5 out of 5 statements:

America is exceptional & should remain the greatest country: B on question 9
Ill-advised to scale back missile defense: B on question 9
Make no apologies when we must use our military strength: B on question 9
Now is no time to cut funding for our troops: B on question 9
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: B on question 9
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 29 statements.)

Other governors' VoteMatch: Bobby Jindal on the issues:

LA Senatorial:
Charles Melancon
David Vitter
Don Cazayoux
John Neely Kennedy
Mary Landrieu
Steve Scalise

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty
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To assess the Relative Importance of each answer, observe the citation counts in the left-hand column of the table above. The AmericansElect.org quiz relative importance are the citation counts expressed as pie-chart percentages.


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