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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
As mayor, renamed main street as Martin Luther King Blvd: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Problem about me being gay means problem with my creator: Strongly Favors topic 3
If I had been given a choice, I would have not been gay: Favors topic 3
Declared "open city" for LGBT, when state became anti-LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Someday, politicians won't have to come out as gay: Favors topic 3
Companies are not persons; should not have religious rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
For LGBT rights, but doesn't presume to speak for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voters have judged his record, not his marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Freedom is personal, not about government regulation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Came out as gay, to inspire others to judge character: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Single payer option can lead to Medicare for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare for all who want it: public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single rate for healthcare before single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
His generation not put off by claims of "socialism": Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer can still allow role for private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Charter schools can't replace public, but can try new things: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is racist; mandatory minimums too: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Concentrate law enforcement on gang-related violence: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Yes to gun control and universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Installed ShotSpotter technology: identify source of gunfire: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports DACA and easing deportation policies: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Unions good for US workers, but not NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Be serious about security like Israel, but live freely: Strongly Opposes topic 14
9/11 brought post-Cold War era to new generation of war: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Recognize Vietnam Veterans Day, as late honor: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish Electoral College; it makes society less democratic: Strongly Favors topic 16
Calls for redistricting reform; questions Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Get rid of the Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports Israel; situation more complex than seen in media: Opposes topic 17
Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pull troops out of Afghanistan, but not Syria: Neutral on topic 17
2002: opposed Iraq War because believed WMDs would be used: Favors topic 17
Pay attention to assessments of intelligence agencies: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Timetable on climate set by reality, not by Congress: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Paris climate accord and Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal is a framework addressing climate & jobs: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on opioid treatment options, not just defining problem: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government must be pro-active with changing economy: Favors topic 20
2009 auto bailout was worthwhile; it saved jobs and pensions: Strongly Favors topic 20

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Larry Hogan (D-MD)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (L-MD)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-MA)

2020 Withdrawn Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)

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Page last updated: May 04, 2019