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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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Carly Fiorina 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 5 out of 5 statements:

US should uplift small businesses, not crony capitalism: A on question 1
Stimulus package is a failure; more tax cuts instead: A on question 1
Key to recovery is less government, taxation, & regulation: A on question 1
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new or increased taxes: A on question 1
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: A on question 1

Question 2 answer C 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 'C' from 2 out of 4 statements:

Pass the Keystone Pipeline even if Obama vetoes it: C on question 2
Dealing with global warming requires a global solution: C on question 2
Use every source, including nuclear and clean coal: D on question 2
Supports renewable energy tax credits: A on question 2

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 4 out of 5 statements:

Repeal ObamaCare; it's vast legislative overreach: D on question 3
Competitive insurance market instead of crony capitalism: C on question 3
Start with medical malpractice reform & more competition: D on question 3
Opposes government-run healthcare: D on question 3
Repeal any federal health care takeover: D on question 3

Question 4 answer B 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 'B' from 3 out of 8 statements:

People tired of just talking about immigration for 25 years: C on question 4
Pathway to legalization, but not full citizenship: B on question 4
Yes to DREAM Act; don't punish kids living American dream: A on question 4
Pass immigration reform in a series of bills: B on question 4
No comprehensive reform; but yes to DREAM Act: B on question 4
Support the Arizona law because feds are not doing their job: D on question 4
Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities: D on question 4
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: D on question 4

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 2 out of 4 statements:

Russia is an adversary, not an ally against ISIS: B on question 5
Rebuild missile defense program in Poland: D on question 5
Lack of American leadership causes world trouble: B on question 5
No deal with Russia nor Iran on nuclear cooperation: A on question 5

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 4 out of 7 statements:

School choice is the only way to fix education: A on question 6
Common Core limits choices; vouchers allow choices: A on question 6
Opposes Common Core; shrink Dept. of Education: B on question 6
Supports competition and accountability in schools: A on question 6
Supports No Child Left Behind & Race to the Top: C on question 6
Make sure that every parent has a choice: B on question 6
Supports less federal & more local control of education: A on question 6

Question 7 answer B 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 'B' from 4 out of 6 statements:

Marriage is between a man and a woman; but civil unions ok: B on question 7
No same-sex marriage; yes civil unions; repeal DADT: B on question 7
1976: Worked with monogamous gay couples in college: B on question 7
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: A on question 7
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: B on question 7
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): A on question 7

Question 8 answer A 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 'A' from 4 out of 7 statements:

New EPA regulations will destroy livelihoods & industries: A on question 8
EPA thinks that a fish is more important than 1000's of jobs: B on question 8
Regulation won't stop climate change: B on question 8
Protect families, not just fish and flies and frogs: B on question 8
Account for social & economic impact of Endangered Species: A on question 8
OpEd: Weaken the EPA: A on question 8
Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: A on question 8

Question 9 answer D 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 'D' from 0 out of 0 statements:

(No votes on which to base response)

Other candidates' AmericansElect.org quiz: Carly Fiorina on the issues:


Former Obama Administration:
State:Hillary Clinton
DHS:Janet Napolitano

Former G.W.Bush Administration:
A.G.:John Ashcroft
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
HHS:Tommy Thompson
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

Past Presidents:
Pres.Barack Obama
Pres.George W. Bush
Pres.Bill Clinton
Pres.George H.W. Bush
Pres.Ronald Reagan
Pres.Jimmy Carter
Pres.Gerald Ford
Pres.Richard Nixon
Pres.Lyndon Johnson
Pres.John F. Kennedy
Pres.Harry S Truman
Pres.Dwight Eisenhower


Past Elected Officials:
Gov.Jeb Bush
Gov.Howard Dean
Sen.Ted Kennedy
Gov.Sarah Palin
Gov.Arnold Schwarzenegger
Gov.Jesse Ventura

Authors/Talk Show Hosts:
Pat Buchanan
Noam Chomsky
Gov.Mike Huckabee
Arianna Huffington
Rev.Jesse Jackson
Alan Keyes
Rush Limbaugh
Ralph Nader

Business Leaders:
Mike Bloomberg
Pete Coors
Steve Forbes
Ross Perot
Howard Schultz
Donald Trump
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare


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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