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Sarah Palin on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Choose life even in case of rape or teenage pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rejected sympathy for Down’s Syndrome son, as gift from God: Opposes topic 1
Opposes embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Every baby is created with a future and potential: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby: Opposes topic 1
Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty: Favors topic 1
Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes use of public funds for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life: Opposes topic 1
Only exception for abortion is if mother’s life would end: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
New feminism: pro-woman, pro-life sisterhood: Favors topic 2
Women's movement was "seat at table"; now "control table": Favors topic 2
I am a feminist, and grateful beneficiary of Title IX: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery: Favors topic 2
Recognize Martin Luther King holiday: Favors topic 2
Value our cultural diversity: Favors topic 2
No special hate-crime laws; all heinous crime is hate-based: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
2006: No choice but to comply with same-sex partner benefits: Favors topic 3
College roommate openly lives in same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Respected court ruling allowing same-sex state benefits: Favors topic 3
Non-support of anything but traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional: Favors topic 3
HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis: Favors topic 3
Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement: Opposes topic 3
Marriage only between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits: Opposes topic 3
Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No spousal benefits for same-sex couples: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Top priorities include preserving definition of “marriage”: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
1996: Gave evangelical churches access to city parks: Strongly Favors topic 4
Got churches to provide private aid for starving people: Strongly Favors topic 4
No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok: Favors topic 4
Teach creationism alongside evolution in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Committed to providing strong education, including morals: Strongly Favors topic 4
Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them: Favors topic 4
Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling: Favors topic 4
ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics: Favors topic 4
Let parents opt out of schoolbooks they find offensive: Favors topic 4
Pledge of Allegiance with ‘Under God’ is good enough: Favors topic 4
Opposes explicit sex-education programs: Favors topic 4
Fought each Xmas as mayor to keep Jesus manger in Wasilla: Strongly Favors topic 4
Duck Dynasty: fired for expressing devout Christian views: Strongly Favors topic 4
Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 4
The Bible has profoundly influenced America: Favors topic 4
Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Health care must be market-and business-driven: Strongly Favors topic 5
Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Personal responsibility & choices key to good health: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition: Opposes topic 5
More affordable health care via competition: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlement programs will consume entire budget by 2035: Favors topic 6
Allow some personal accounts for new enrollees: Strongly Favors topic 6
Sacrifice now to keep system for the future: Opposes topic 6
Fund the Seniors Longevity Bonus Program: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB: Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 7
Target early education programs to at-risk groups: Opposes topic 7
Supports parental choice for what is best for their children: Favors topic 7
Support charters & home schools; not private school vouchers: Favors topic 7
Parents know best, about school spending & school age: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Plenty of room for all animals--next to mashed potatoes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Hunting provides organic protein sources: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act: Strongly Favors topic 8
Shot her first rabbit at age 10; freezer filled with game: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered: Strongly Favors topic 8
We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters: Favors topic 8
Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered: Strongly Favors topic 8
Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports “Roads to Resources”: subsidized access to mines: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime: Favors topic 9
Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes: Favors topic 9
Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”: Favors topic 9
We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement: Favors topic 9
Collect DNA samples from felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police: Favors topic 9
If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for adults who murder children: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun laws just take away the good guys' freedom: Strongly Favors topic 10
1996: Allow concealed carry in bars, banks, & schools: Strongly Favors topic 10
Hunts as much as she can; freezer-full of wild game: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Core GOP belief is limited government and limited taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
ACES: equitable share of oil profits go to state: Favors topic 11
Raising taxes hurts small business and hurts jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Elected mayor based on tax cut promise: Strongly Opposes topic 11
As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax: Favors topic 11
Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment: Opposes topic 11
$60M annually for municipal revenue sharing: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate taxes that inhibit business: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax: Favors topic 11
Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No income tax; no taking the people’s dividends: Opposes topic 11
Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals: Strongly Favors topic 12
Has not often expressed views on illegal immigration: Neutral on topic 12
OpEd: Palin is sick to death of this immigration nonsense: Opposes topic 12
Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges: Neutral on topic 12
Immigrants want more vocational training & senior assistance: Neutral on topic 12
Took no action on Alaska’s “sanctuary cities”: Favors topic 12
Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade important to Alaska, but keep Alaska residents first: Opposes topic 13
Allow wineries to ship by mail within state: Favors topic 13
International markets and companies trust Alaska: Favors topic 13
Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year: Favors topic 13
Firm believer in free market capitalism: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Vouchers for veterans' health care outside the VA system: Favors topic 15
Muslim jihadists threaten our way of life: Favors topic 15
Strong military and sound energy: Strongly Favors topic 15
Ask all candidates “Are you doing all you can for security?”: Favors topic 15
Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war: Favors topic 15
Promote from within, in Alaska’s National Guard: Favors topic 15
Let military personnel know how much we support them: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Criminal penalty if vote traded for campaign contribution: Favors topic 16
McCain: She’s a soul-mate who implemented ethics reform: Favors topic 16
VECO scandal & Stevens indictment shows need for GOP cleanup: Favors topic 16
Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual: Strongly Favors topic 16
Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007: Favors topic 16
Unions should get member permission for political donations: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Yes, we can kill our way to victory in the Mideast: Opposes topic 17
It's a "war", not an "overseas contingency operation": Favors topic 17
Tough sanctions on Iran: Favors topic 17
Responsibility to complete mission until we win: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No white flag of surrender on Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Retreat is defeat in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
McCain: She has right judgment on Iran and the surge: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait: Opposes topic 17
Generally supportive of America’s presence in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
We don’t know what the plan is to ever end the war: Favors topic 17
Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom: Opposes topic 17
Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe: Favors topic 17
We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops: Opposes topic 17
I support the mission of our troops in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I support President Bush’s efforts to stop terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Drill here and drill now; axe the cap-and-tax plan: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Renewable Energy Fund for hydropower, wind, biomass: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sued ExxonMobil to drill next to ANWR, or give up lease: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Nonsensical to leave domestic supply untapped: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Produce more of our own oil & gas, for national security: Opposes topic 18
Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year: Opposes topic 18
Lift moratorium on offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill: Favors topic 18
Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas: Opposes topic 18
$250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro: Strongly Favors topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources: Favors topic 18
Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Unlock ANWR; we’re ready, willing and able to contribute: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stranded Gas Development Act no longer applies: Opposes topic 18
Get ANWR open: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I do support capping carbon emissions: Favors topic 18
Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rejected making Wasilla bars close earlier than 5 AM: Opposes topic 19
Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws: Favors topic 19
Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors: Favors topic 19
Opposes legalizing marijuana, but meth is greater threat: Strongly Favors topic 19
Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law: Opposes topic 19
Top priorities include gangs & drugs; they harm family life: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
First priority for GOP Congress: rein in spending: Opposes topic 20
Everybody benefits when government takes less: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raising taxes hurts small business and hurts jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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