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Joni Ernst on Abortion
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  • No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Budget & Economy
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  • I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork. (Oct 2013)
  • Break Washington's spending addiction. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Corporations
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Joni Ernst on Crime
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Joni Ernst on Drugs
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Joni Ernst on Education
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  • No federal involvement in Common Core standards. (Oct 2013)
Joni Ernst on Energy & Oil
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Joni Ernst on Environment
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Joni Ernst on Families & Children
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Joni Ernst on Foreign Policy
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Joni Ernst on Free Trade
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  • Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Government Reform
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  • AdWatch: I grew up castrating hogs; I know how to cut pork. (Mar 2014)
  • Roll back burdensome regulations. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Gun Control
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  • Staunch defender of the Second Amendment. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Health Care
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  • Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa. (Oct 2013)
  • Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Homeland Security
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  • Military experience always plays role in decision-making. (Jan 2014)
  • Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions. (Sep 2013)
  • Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place. (Sep 2013)
  • I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Immigration
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Joni Ernst on Jobs
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  • Top priority: Jobs and economy. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Principles & Values
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  • AdWatch: "Let's make 'em squeal" in Washington. (Mar 2014)
  • Values we grew up with are being threatened now. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Social Security
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  • Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Tax Reform
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  • Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history. (Oct 2013)
  • IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Technology
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Joni Ernst on War & Peace
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Joni Ernst on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal involvement in Common Core standards: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Staunch defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions: Favors topic 15
I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place: Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Break Washington's spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Roll back burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Joni Ernst is a Moderate Conservative.
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