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Ron Johnson on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life: Opposes topic 1
Roe v Wade decision was a tragedy: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life & pro-family: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Opposes topic 3
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Running for Senate based on fierce opposition to Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is greatest single assault on our freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; use market-based solutions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
One-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit Wisconsin: Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Strict child victim enforcement could reduce reporting: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 55% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect the Constitution's 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes more restrictive gun control laws: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Washington went on $13T spending spree; now adding $3T more: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Address comprehensive reform after border is secure: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens: Opposes topic 12
Secure the borders first; no blanket amnesty later: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports controlling border with necessary infrastructure: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track: Favors topic 13
Protectionism isn't the answer: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Grateful to the 1 million who have died defending the US: Favors topic 15
Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports term limits, two or three terms max in Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes voting without photo id: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
25,000 US combat troops to fight ISIS in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports Obama's withdrawal plan, since it was Bush's plan: Favors topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The science of global warming is not settled: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Increase domestic oil, clean coal, natural gas, & nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports deregulating domestic oil drilling: Opposes topic 18
Opposes wind and solar until economically feasible: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
No federal legalization; but let's see how states do: Opposes topic 19
Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Opposes legalizing and regulating marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20

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