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Gary Johnson on VoteMatch

Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor

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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
No federal funding for stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Women's right to choose until fetal viability: Favors topic 1
Right to choose up until viability of the fetus: Favors topic 1
Leave the decision up to the woman: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Refused 'Marriage Vow' pledge; it condemns gays & singles: Strongly Favors topic 3
I support gay unions; government out of marriage business: Strongly Favors topic 3
I support gay unions; government out of marriage business: Opposes topic 3
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vouchers OK for church childcare & church schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports separation of religion and state: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare's promise of lower: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government-managed healthcare is insanity: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government-managed healthcare is insanity: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional; so is Bush's Medicare Rx plan: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Salud!: managed care for Medicaid recipients: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare & failed Medicare prescription drug benefit: Strongly Opposes topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
A portion of Social Security ought to be privatized: Strongly Favors topic 6
Open to personal accounts for Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Change escalator from wage-based to inflation-based: Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$3,500 voucher for every K-12 student: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers are as constitutional as pre-school and day-care: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers are as constitutional as pre-school and day-care: Strongly Favors topic 7
Competition would make our schools better: Strongly Favors topic 7
Abolish Departments of Education and HUD: Strongly Favors topic 7
Give every student in New Mexico vouchers worth $3,500: Strongly Favors topic 7
Put educational funds in the hands of the people who use it: Strongly Favors topic 7
End the Department of Education: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Oversaw construction of 500 miles of new highway: Favors topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vetoed early release of prisoners due to overcrowding: Favors topic 9
DNA evidence shows many people are mistakenly convicted: Strongly Opposes topic 9
1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it: Favors topic 9
Death penalty as a public policy is flawed: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Don't risk putting innocent to death: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Half of crime is drug-related; legalizing drugs cuts crime: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Laws regarding guns are ineffective: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce state personal income tax from 8.5% to 8%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate corporate income tax as real way to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower the tax burden; eliminate corporate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Arizona anti-immigrant law leads to racial profiling: Strongly Favors topic 12
A 10-foot wall just requires an 11-foot ladder: Favors topic 12
2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas: Favors topic 12
1 strike & you're out for legal immigrants who violate terms: Favors topic 12
Let some, but not all, illegal immigrants stay in US: Favors topic 12
We educate the world's best & brightest; why send them back?: Strongly Favors topic 12
Open the border; flood of Mexicans would become taxpayers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Mexican immigrants are pursuing same dreams we all have: Strongly Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flights to Cuba ok; trade promotes friendship: Strongly Favors topic 13
No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism: Favors topic 13
Eliminate needless barriers to free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don't want: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests: Strongly Favors topic 14
Act in US self-interest, but wary of unintended consequences: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Should we have 100,000 troops on the ground in Europe?: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Allies want more US military spending, but cut by 43%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
43% reduction in military spending; cut foreign aid too: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Balance budget by cutting entitlements AND Defense: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
New SuperPAC, "Our America PAC", for principled candidates: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Won 1994 with $510K of own money & not beholden: Strongly Favors topic 16
Full disclosure, but no limits on campaign donations: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
We are no safer after years: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghan nation-building will fail; withdraw immediately: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military threat from Iraq, Afghanistan, nor Libya: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iran is not currently a military threat: Strongly Favors topic 17
We wiped out al Qaeda 10 years ago; leave Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghan War initially warranted, but not for 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 17
I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning: Strongly Favors topic 17
No Afghan timetable; start tomorrow & finish in a few months: Favors topic 17
Eliminate ineffective interventions in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cap-&-trade imposes costs with no environmental improvement: Opposes topic 18
No cap-and-trade; no taxing carbon emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
States are finally seeing th: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is safer than alcohol: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is safer than alcohol: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Harm-reduction: health issue rather than criminal issue: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug policy today parallels Prohibition in the 1920's: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug use is up despite $30B spending on War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National debt, approaching $: Opposes topic 20
Cut federal budget by 43% to bring it into balance: Opposes topic 20
Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Our debt is greatest threat to our national security: Opposes topic 20
Eliminate corporate income tax as real way to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
On verge of financial collapse unless we balance budget: Opposes topic 20
Lower the tax burden; eliminate corporate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balance budget by cutting entitlements AND Defense: Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Jan 16, 2016