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Jon Huntsman on VoteMatch

Republican UT Governor



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a right to life amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life: Opposes topic 1
Make second-trimester abortions illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples: Favors topic 3
2008: agreed to extend some rights to gay people: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Conservative line on gun control: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supported individual mandate in 2007; opposes it now: Favors topic 5
Supports market-based, consumer empowering legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone: Favors topic 5
No denial of coverage because of minor ailments: Favors topic 5
We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I signed the second voucher bill in the US: Favors topic 7
No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice & competition is healthy for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Energy subsidies don't work & we can no longer afford them: Opposes topic 18
Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Congress should cap greenhouse-gas pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lead US in alternative sources for energy and efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Disallow hotter levels of nuclear waste in Utah: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah: Favors topic 19
End Meth Now: stop the scourge: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate loopholes & make code flatter & simpler: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Aggressively pro-business agenda as governor: Opposes topic 11
Pro-business agenda, including targeted tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Historically high tax burden is now below national average: Opposes topic 11
Removed half of the sales tax on food: Favors topic 11
Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower: Favors topic 12
End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border: Opposes topic 12
Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image: Strongly Favors topic 12
2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Prevent Chinese manufacturers from selling patented products: Favors topic 13
Open up global markets for Utah businesses: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security: Opposes topic 15
We can't afford the NATO operation in Libya: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
After 10 years, Americans are ready to exit Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Playing Afghan traffic cop doesn't serve strategic interest: Strongly Favors topic 17

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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

Page last updated: Jan 25, 2012