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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 8 out of 10 statements:

Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: A on question 1
Sponsored applying all remaining stimulus funds to deficit: A on question 1
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: A on question 1
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: A on question 1
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: B on question 1
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: A on question 1
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: A on question 1
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: A on question 1
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: A on question 1
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: D on question 1
This question weighted at 20% importance.
(Relative importance: 10 out of 49 statements.)

Question 2 answer D 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 'D' from 7 out of 7 statements:

Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: D on question 2
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: D on question 2
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: D on question 2
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: D on question 2
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: D on question 2
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: D on question 2
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: D on question 2
This question weighted at 14% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 49 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 3 out of 6 statements:

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: D on question 3
Repeal any federal health care takeover: D on question 3
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: D on question 3
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: B on question 3
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: B on question 3
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: C on question 3
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 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 6 statements:

No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals: D on question 4
No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals: C on question 4
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: D on question 4
Declare English as the official language of the US: D on question 4
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: A on question 4
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: D on question 4
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

Question 5 answer B 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 'B' from 2 out of 4 statements:

Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: C on question 5
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: B on question 5
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: A on question 5
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: B on question 5
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 49 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 2 out of 2 statements:

Rated 33% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: A on question 6
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: A on question 6
This question weighted at 4% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 49 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 4 out of 4 statements:

YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: A on question 7
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: A on question 7
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: A on question 7
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: A on question 7
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 49 statements.)

Question 8 answer A 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 'A' from 5 out of 7 statements:

Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: A on question 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: C on question 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: B on question 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: A on question 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: A on question 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: A on question 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: A on question 8
This question weighted at 14% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 49 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 4 out of 6 statements:

Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill: A on question 9
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: C on question 9
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: B on question 9
YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops: B on question 9
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: B on question 9
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: B on question 9
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

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KS Senatorial:
Joe Bellis
Lisa Johnston
Pat Roberts
Sam Brownback
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Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ND:Conrad(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Vacancies 2013:
HI:Inouye(Deceased)
HI:Schatz(Appointed)
MA:Kerry(Resigned)
MA:Cowan(Appointed)
MA:Ed Markey(D,running)
MA:Gabriel Gomez(R,running)
NJ:Lautenberg(Deceased)
NJ:Chiesa(Appointed)
NJ:Booker(D,running)
NJ:Frank Pallone(D,running)
NJ:Rush Holt(D,running)
NJ:Steve Lonegan(R,running)
SC:DeMint(Resigned)
SC:Scott(Appointed)

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK:Sessions(R) vs.(none yet)
AL:Begich(D) vs.Miller(R)
AR:Pryor(D) vs.(none yet)
CO:Udall(D) vs.(none yet)
DE:Coons(D) vs.(none yet)
GA:Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R) vs.Kingston(R)
HI:Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA:Braley(D) vs.Whitaker(R)
ID:Risch(R) vs.(none yet)
IL:Durbin(D) vs.(none yet)

KS:Roberts(R) vs.(none yet)
KY:McConnell(R) vs.(none yet)
LA:Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R)
ME:Collins(R) vs.(none yet)
MI:Land(R) vs.Peters(D)
MN:Franken(D) vs.(none yet)
MS:Cochran(R) vs.(none yet)
MT:Edmunds(R) vs.Stapleton(R)
NC:Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R)
NE:(none yet)
NH:Shaheen(D) vs.(none yet)
NM:Udall(D) vs.(none yet)
OK:Inhofe(R) vs.(none yet)
OR:Merkley(D) vs.(none yet)
RI:Reed(D) vs.(none yet)
SC-2:Scott(R) vs.(none yet)
SC-6:Graham(R) vs.(none yet)
SD:Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D)
TN:Alexander(R) vs.(none yet)
TX:Cornyn(R) vs.(none yet)
VA:Warner(D) vs.(none yet)
WV:Capito(R) vs.(none yet)
WY:Enzi(R) vs.(none yet)
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Energy/Oil
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Foreign Policy
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Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
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Medicare/Rx
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