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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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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 8 statements:

Tax system punishes people for working & productivity: A on question 1
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: B on question 1
Gut this incredibly complex and arcane tax code: A on question 1
FairTax puts Going-Out-of-Business sign on IRS: A on question 1
First governor in Arkansas history to ever lower taxes: A on question 1
Supports national flat tax to keep up with globalization: A on question 1
Eliminated AR marriage penalty & capital gains on home sales: D on question 1
Illustrated hypocrisy with “Tax Me More Fund”: D on question 1
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 66 statements.)

Question 2 answer B 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 'B' from 1 out of 3 statements:

Kyoto was a mistake, but “Earth in the Balance” is not: B on question 2
Shouldn’t limit oil production while increasing consumption: D on question 2
Promote alternative fuel technology: C on question 2
This question weighted at 5% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 66 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 4 out of 8 statements:

Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP: D on question 3
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: D on question 3
Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge: D on question 3
Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment: B on question 3
STOP the culture of chronic disease via self-discipline: C on question 3
We don’t have a health-care system but a disease-care system: C on question 3
Guaranteed medical care not government’s responsibility: D on question 3
ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured: B on question 3
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 66 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 4 out of 10 statements:

Illegal immigrants must go home and start over: D on question 4
Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US: D on question 4
Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high: C on question 4
Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism: A on question 4
People are angry at government for failing to track illegals: C on question 4
Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending: D on question 4
Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border: C on question 4
Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine: B on question 4
Deport the illegal immigrants who don’t do it the right way: D on question 4
Seal the borders in a responsible way: C on question 4
This question weighted at 15% importance.
(Relative importance: 10 out of 66 statements.)

Question 5 answer A 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 'A' from 9 out of 11 statements:

Don’t second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake: A on question 5
Failing to find the WMDs doesn’t mean they weren’t there: A on question 5
Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy: D on question 5
Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty: A on question 5
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: A on question 5
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: B on question 5
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: A on question 5
We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor: A on question 5
Don’t judge Iraq war while we’re in the middle of the war: A on question 5
Opposing Bush’s troop surge is a dangerous position: A on question 5
Make sure we finish the job in Iraq and finish it right: A on question 5
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 66 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 3 out of 9 statements:

In AR, instituted charter schools & abstinence education: B on question 6
Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling: A on question 6
Authorize & advance more charter schools: B on question 6
Replace entire school board for failing schools: A on question 6
Decline in school quality due to NEA union: A on question 6
Sends his kids to public school; says other officials should: D on question 6
Reformed AR education with Smart Start & Next Step: C on question 6
Supported creation of Arkansas charter schools: B on question 6
Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers: D on question 6
This question weighted at 14% importance.
(Relative importance: 9 out of 66 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 7 out of 8 statements:

Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: A on question 7
Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life: A on question 7
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: A on question 7
Gay tolerance reflects lack of fixed societal standards: A on question 7
Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions: B on question 7
Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas: A on question 7
No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage: A on question 7
Until recently, no one suggested homosexuality was equal: A on question 7
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 66 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 4 out of 11 statements:

Hunters are some of our most dedicated environmentalists: B on question 8
Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important: D on question 8
Infrastructure: Stimulus, Safety, Security, & Sustainability: C on question 8
Infrastructure in this country has been neglected: C on question 8
$150B for highway infrastructure is better stimulus package: B on question 8
Improved AR roads, via voter-approved tax increase: B on question 8
Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries’: C on question 8
Follow Boy Scout rule: leave earth better than we found it: D on question 8
Supported conserving Buffalo River in north AR against dams: D on question 8
Conservatives believe in conservation: C on question 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: B on question 8
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 66 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 7 out of 8 statements:

Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty: B on question 9
Every $1B spent on infrastructure creates 47,500 jobs: C on question 9
Law of the Sea Treaty surrenders our sovereignty: B on question 9
Fight terrorism by increasing spending on armed forces & CIA: B on question 9
Protect US sovereignty, but earn respect abroad: B on question 9
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: B on question 9
Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness: B on question 9
One worldview will prevail: God-centered or human-centered: B on question 9
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 66 statements.)

Other candidates' AmericansElect.org quiz: Mike Huckabee on the issues:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
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

Former G.H.W.Bush Administration:
Labor:Liddy Dole
ED:Lamar Alexander

Past Presidents:
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

Past Vice Presidents:
V.P.Dick Cheney
V.P.Al Gore
V.P.Dan Quayle


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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