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Rick Snyder on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Vetoed total abortion ban; signed abortion restrictions. (Dec 2013)
  • Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law. (Oct 2011)
  • Firmly pro-life, which begins at conception. (Nov 2010)
  • Embryos are human life; but support stem cell initiative. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Create an environment that encourages job growth. (Jan 2014)
Rick Snyder on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Against benefits for domestic partners. (Sep 2011)
  • Against gay marriage but supports civil unions. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Pure Michigan Business Connect: match-making for purchasing. (Jan 2013)
  • Replace MBT with flat corporate income tax. (Nov 2010)
  • One Tough Nerd: venture capitalist & high-tech executive. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Improve legal representation for poor. (Oct 2011)
  • Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases. (Jul 2011)
  • Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor. (Feb 2011)
Rick Snyder on Drugs
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  • Reduce supply, combating production of meth. (Jul 2011)
Rick Snyder on Education
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  • Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries. (Apr 2011)
Rick Snyder on Energy & Oil
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Rick Snyder on Environment
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  • Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers. (Mar 2011)
  • Protect natural resources; user fees contribute $3B/year. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Families & Children
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  • Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Snyder on Free Trade
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  • Took 24 attempts to get New International Trade Crossing. (Jan 2013)
  • Open new doors to global markets. (Oct 2011)
  • Increase Canada trade with new Detroit River bridge. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Vetoed voter identification bill. (Dec 2013)
  • Michigan Dashboard: measure progress & present it publicly. (Jan 2011)
  • Make Michigan a national leader in transparency and ethics. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Absolutely uphold the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Get communities more involved in mental health courts;. (Jan 2013)
  • Improve cost, quality and access with wellness & prevention. (Jan 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Homeland Security
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  • There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit. (Jan 2014)
  • Openly encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to immigrate. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • MAT2: Michigan Advanced Technician Training for skills gap. (Jan 2014)
  • Quietly signed law making Michigan a right-to-work state. (Dec 2013)
  • Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future. (Mar 2011)
Rick Snyder on Local Issues
Click here for 2 full quotes on Local Issues OR background on Local Issues.
  • Detroit bankruptcy is an opportunity to stabilize Detroit. (Jul 2013)
  • Reform no-fault auto insurance: We have largest claims in US. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Principles & Values
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  • Refuses to answer political organizations' questionnaires. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Social Security
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  • Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees. (Apr 2011)
Rick Snyder on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax. (May 2011)
Rick Snyder on Technology
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  • Take leadership role in cyber defense and development. (Oct 2011)
  • Census figures reinforce need for aggressive administration. (Mar 2011)
Rick Snyder on War & Peace
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Rick Snyder on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants. (Oct 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vetoed total abortion ban; signed abortion restrictions: Opposes topic 1
Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Firmly pro-life, which begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Embryos are human life; but support stem cell initiative: Favors topic 1
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Against benefits for domestic partners: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Against gay marriage but supports civil unions: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need: Favors topic 5
Improve cost, quality and access with wellness & prevention: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants: Favors topic 9
Improve legal representation for poor: Opposes topic 9
Take leadership role in cyber defense and development: Favors topic 9
Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases: Favors topic 9
Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolutely uphold the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace MBT with flat corporate income tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit: Strongly Favors topic 12
Openly encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to immigrate: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open new doors to global markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Increase Canada trade with new Detroit River bridge: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vetoed voter identification bill: Favors topic 16
Make Michigan a national leader in transparency and ethics: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce supply, combating production of meth: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future: Strongly Favors topic 20

Rick Snyder is a Moderate Conservative.
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