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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.
OnTheIssuesLogo Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee on AmericansElect.org Quiz

Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)



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AmericansElect Question & Answer
(Summary answer based on details in right-hand column)
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Question 1 answer D 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 'D' from 6 out of 6 statements:

Leading state in job growth & personal-income growth: D on question 1
NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: D on question 1
NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: D on question 1
NO on providing tax relief and simplification: D on question 1
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: D on question 1
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: D on question 1
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

Question 2 answer A 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 'A' from 13 out of 14 statements:

Decade-long track record on climate change: A on question 2
Climate change threatens environment & national security: A on question 2
Spur green R&D; restrict power plants and emissions: A on question 2
Establish solar-cell; expand use of electric ferries: A on question 2
I see climate change already affecting Washingtonians: A on question 2
Supports oil refinery (plus biofuel) along Columbia River: C on question 2
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it: A on question 2
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: A on question 2
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: A on question 2
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: A on question 2
YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: A on question 2
YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: A on question 2
YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: A on question 2
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: A on question 2
This question weighted at 29% importance.
(Relative importance: 14 out of 49 statements.)

Question 3 answer B 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 'B' from 4 out of 6 statements:

Take initial steps towards universal health care: B on question 3
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: A on question 3
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: B on question 3
NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: A 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
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

Question 4 answer A 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 'A' from 4 out of 4 statements:

Choose greatness instead of stoking fear among immigrants: A on question 4
Stand up proudly for DREAMers: A on question 4
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: A on question 4
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: A on question 4
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 49 statements.)

Question 5 answer C 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 'C' from 4 out of 7 statements:

Welcome Syrian refugees: C on question 5
Washington state welcomes Syrian refugees: D on question 5
Build a rule-based global trading system: A on question 5
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: C on question 5
NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: C on question 5
NO on authorizing military force in Iraq: D on question 5
NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: C on question 5
This question weighted at 14% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 49 statements.)

Question 6 answer D 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 'D' from 3 out of 6 statements:

Expand early education with 'birth to 3' preschool program: D on question 6
Create non-religious charter schools as open alternatives: A on question 6
Prioritize early childhood education: C on question 6
Increase teacher salary to help recruit and retain: D on question 6
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: D on question 6
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: C on question 6
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

Question 7 answer B 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 'B' from 5 out of 6 statements:

ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: B on question 7
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: B on question 7
NO on banning gay adoptions in DC: B on question 7
NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: C on question 7
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: B on question 7
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: B on question 7
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 49 statements.)

Question 8 answer D 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 'D' from 9 out of 11 statements:

Imperative to save the Southern Resident orcas: D on question 8
Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: D on question 8
Promote conservation of rare felids & canids: D on question 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: C on question 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: C on question 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: D on question 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: D on question 8
Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act: D on question 8
NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: D on question 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: D on question 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: D on question 8
This question weighted at 22% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 49 statements.)

Question 9 answer C 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 'C' from 4 out of 5 statements:

Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: C on question 9
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: C on question 9
NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: C on question 9
YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops: B on question 9
NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: C on question 9
This question weighted at 10% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 49 statements.)

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