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Colin Powell on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports a woman’s right to choose: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Inclusion even if you don’t believe in affirmative action: Favors topic 2
Overcome black criticism by reaching out “for real”: Favors topic 2
Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice: Strongly Favors topic 2
Diversity over discrimination; it won’t go away by itself: Favors topic 2
Wants active government in protecting civil rights: Favors topic 2
Equal opportunity without preferential treatment: Neutral on topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
1993: Fought openly gay service in military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Skin color is not behavioral; sexual orientation is: Opposes topic 3
Originated “Don’t ask, don’t tell” as a compromise solution: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Teach kids volunteerism while young: Strongly Favors topic 4
GOP values fuel families; families build communities: Favors topic 4
Reform the entitlement state, not just the welfare state: Opposes topic 4
Family is important, but don't impose "family values": Opposes topic 4
Family is important, but don’t impose “family values”: Opposes topic 4
A sense of shame is not a bad moral compass: Favors topic 4
Believes in value of many government social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Promise Three: Healthy start and future: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Hard reality: reduce entitlements or raise taxes: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports charter schools, vouchers, home schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
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Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Building jails is a temporary fix, not the solution: Opposes topic 9
Build our children instead of building jails: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reasonable investigation of gun registrants: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
With GOP on economy; wants bipartisanship on social issues: Opposes topic 11
Lessen the burdens of taxes & debt: Opposes topic 11
Tax dollars are better spent if left in private hands: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration is part of our life’s blood: Strongly Favors topic 12
Value today’s immigrant as much as Mayflower descendant: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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UN faces irrelevance if it does not respond to Iraq: Favors topic 14
2003 UN speech focused on a call for resolve on Iraq: Opposes topic 14
2005: UN speech on Iraqi WMDs is a blot on my record: Opposes topic 14
Omitted shaky Niger uranium claim from 2003 UN speech: Opposes topic 14
Contradicted Cheney and sought more UN involvement: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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We’ll defeat tyranny as we defeated communism & fascism: Favors topic 15
Supports strategy of readiness for 2 near-simultaneous wars: Strongly Favors topic 15
Make military leaner & more efficient: Opposes topic 15
Supports base closures; too many are Congressional pork: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut strategic oil stockpile; end Cold War spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
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Iran working on delivery systems as well as nukes: Strongly Favors topic 17
State Dept. is under-staffed and under-funded: Favors topic 17
American century gives way to “century of democracy”: Opposes topic 17
US need not choose between Israel & Arabs: Favors topic 17
US has always stood with Israel; and will continue to do so: Strongly Favors topic 17
Somalia: Feeding hungry OK; national-building not: Opposes topic 17
Oil is a vital interest; humanitarianism is not: Neutral on topic 17
Lebanon: providing “presence” not sufficient basis: Opposes topic 17
OpEd: conglomerate of inaccurate statements to UN on Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
9/12/01: Urged focus on Al Qaeda, not Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Address climate change, but Kyoto too stringent: Favors topic 18
Tax credits & more funding for renewable energy research: Favors topic 18
Open small fraction of ANWR for regulated production : Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Can solve drug problem only by strengthening kids: Opposes topic 19
Assigned AWACS planes to fight drugs, despite opposition: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Page last updated: Oct 13, 2014