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Jim Sykes on SenateMatch

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Decision must ultimately be made by a woman: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Support same-sex civil marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Single-payer universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Comprehensive universal health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare too important to trust to for-profit corporations: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports charters and other flexible funding options: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Support alternative sentencing and rehabilitation: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Require background checks and safety locks: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Social services and legalization for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Recommend repeal of NAFTA and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
Human rights record shouldn't affect trade: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Switch funding from military hardware to energy research: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(0 points on Economic scale)
Against "Star Wars" National Missile Defense: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Take a more active role in the UN: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote renewable and clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate funding for the war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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