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Terry Branstad on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unsustainable: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Transform mental health system to community-based model: Favors topic 5
Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money: Favors topic 5
Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$40m more for schools despite budget cuts elsewhere: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Score every Iowa high school for Post-Secondary Readiness: Favors topic 7
Teacher Leadership System for every public school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 7
Tuition tax credit for private schools: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight EPA on biofuel rules; protect agricultural sector: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias: Opposes topic 9
Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records: Opposes topic 9
Retroactively allow DNA evidence for all felony convictions: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Kids over age 14 can use guns with parental approval: 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)
High commercial property taxes mean higher prices: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce commercial & residential property tax: Opposes topic 11
Reduce state corporate income tax from 12% to 6%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect residents with info on where Syrian refugees are: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax: Strongly Favors topic 15
Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas: Favors topic 15
Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Require identification to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply: Favors topic 18
Expand and protect American energy resources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports wind energy by signing HF 672: Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Restored Iowa's rainy day and economic emergency funds: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress: investment for jobs: Favors topic 20
End the days of unsustainable commitments: Opposes topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Terry Branstad on the issues:
2017 Trump Administration:
Pres.Trump
V.P.Pence
DOL:Acosta
USTR:Boustany
HUD:Carson
DOT:Chao
ODNI:Coats
Edu.:DeVos
DHS:Kelly
DOD:Mattis
SBA:McMahon
Treas.:Mnuchin
OMB:Mulvaney
DOE:Perry
CIA:Pompeo
HHS:Price
EPA:Pruitt
DOC:Ross
A.G.:Sessions
DVA:Shulkin
State:Tillerson
DOI:Zinke
Former Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:John Kerry
State:Hillary Clinton

Former G.W.Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice

Former Clinton Administration:
Pres.Bill Clinton
V.P.Al Gore
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
Labor:Robert Reich
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

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Page last updated: Sep 26, 2018