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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 Martin O`Malley

Martin O`Malley on AmericansElect.org Quiz

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Question 1 answer C 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 'C' from 3 out of 6 statements:

Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators: A on question 1
$25M more for road improvements: C on question 1
Middle-out economics instead of trickle-down economics: A on question 1
Extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless: C on question 1
Anti-poverty programs grow our middle class: C on question 1
Limit budget growth to below inflation: B on question 1
This question weighted at 50% importance.
(Relative importance: 6 out of 12 statements.)

Question 2 answer C 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 'C' from 1 out of 3 statements:

End the automatic gas tax increase: C on question 2
Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming: A on question 2
Maryland needs a long-term vision to make energy affordable: B on question 2
This question weighted at 25% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 12 statements.)

Question 3 answer A 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 'A' from 4 out of 7 statements:

All-payer system: pay hospitals based on patient wellness: B on question 3
All-payer system: state caps medical cost & hospital fees: A on question 3
ObamaCare website has problems, but we're enrolling citizens: A on question 3
Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage: B on question 3
Health care should be a right--not a privilege: A on question 3
Supports government-run healthcare: B on question 3
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: A on question 3
This question weighted at 58% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 12 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 5 statements:

Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed: A on question 4
Our symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence: A on question 4
Democrats don't denigrate women or immigrants or Muslims: B on question 4
Help people immigrate to our nation of immigrants: A on question 4
First state to pass the DREAM Act: A on question 4
This question weighted at 42% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 12 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 1 out of 2 statements:

Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go: C on question 5
Build a rule-based global trading system: A on question 5
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 2 out of 12 statements.)

Question 6 answer B 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 'B' from 1 out of 4 statements:

Encourage more public charter schools: B on question 6
Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools: A on question 6
Give students, teachers & parents resources they need: C on question 6
Opposes education vouchers for public or private school: D on question 6
This question weighted at 33% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 12 statements.)

Question 7 answer C 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 'C' from 3 out of 4 statements:

All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender: C on question 7
Respect dignity of individuals & support same-sex marriage: C on question 7
Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders: B on question 7
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: C on question 7
This question weighted at 33% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 12 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 3 out of 4 statements:

Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050: D on question 8
Support sustainable green building, architecture and design: D on question 8
Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space: D on question 8
Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure: C on question 8
This question weighted at 33% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 12 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 1 out of 1 statements:

Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: C on question 9
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 1 out of 12 statements.)

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Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
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Infrastructure/Technology
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