More candidate matching…

My cousin Joanie sent me a link to another “answer some questions about your politics and find your best-match candidate” site: http://www.wqad.com/Global/link.asp?L=259460

The results were not unlike the last time I took a similar survey, although these results were a little higher-fidelity (“oooh, look at the pretty pictures!”) 🙂

Not sure I think the survey was quite as accurate, since it had far fewer questions/topics vs the previous one. For instance, Chris Dodd got a better rank because they didn’t ask all of the topics he and I disagreed on in the other survey! Oh well. The unfortunate part is that it reminds me once again that my decision of Hillary vs Obama is a toss-up.

I still hold that it’s too bad Dennis Kucinich isn’t a real player in the primaries. Maybe he’ll surprise us all.


Below are the candidates ranked by how much you agree with their stances.


Dennis Kucinich
Score: 56
Agree
Iraq
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Immigration


Chris Dodd
Score: 56
Video
Agree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Iraq


Barack Obama
Score: 51
Video
Agree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Death Penalty


Hillary Clinton
Score: 51
Agree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Death Penalty


Mike Gravel
Score: 51
Agree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Line-Item Veto
Energy


John Edwards
Score: 43
Video
Agree
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Energy
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty


Joe Biden
Score: 43
Agree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Energy
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty


Bill Richardson
Score: 41
Video
Agree
Iraq
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Marriage
Disagree
Immigration
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Death Penalty


Rudy Giuliani
Score: 31
Agree
Stem-Cell Research
Abortion
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Health Care
Social Security
Death Penalty


Ron Paul
Score: 25
Agree
Iraq
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Energy


Mitt Romney
Score: 21
Agree
Stem-Cell Research
Abortion
Energy
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty


Jim Gilmore
Score: 14
Agree
Abortion
Energy
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty


Sam Brownback
Score: 12
Agree
Energy
Death Penalty
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage


John McCain
Score: 12
Agree
Immigration
Marriage
Disagree
Iraq
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Death Penalty


Duncan Hunter
Score: 7
Agree
Energy
Disagree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty

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I’d been looking for a way to determine my alignment with particular candidates on the issues in the 2008 election cycle. Thanks to this table at 2decide.com, we’ve got a good way to see where the various candidates sit on the issues!

But what would be even easier? That’s right — if I could input my issue preferences and let the computer rank the candidates in the order they agree with me. 🙂

Well, thanks to this site, that’s exactly what you can do! The topics listed under the ones I agree with more than I don’t (ie – those with positive # instead of negative #) are those topics on which we disagree. Now, it’s obviously not perfect, as it doesn’t encapsulate any of the nuance of the various issue positions — universal healthcare is not universal healthcare… uh… universally, for instance. But it’s still a fun exercise, and it reminds me that I really am in the progressive wing of the party. Listening to Thom Hartmann’s show a few weeks back, I got quite a kick out of how Kucinich cleaned up in his straw poll; but he’s effectively a non-starter in the national primaries. Shame.


My results:

Kucinich 63
  No Child Left Behind, Net Neutrality
Gravel 56
  (you have no disagreements with this candidate)
Obama 31
  Patriot Act, Border Fence, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Same-Sex Marriage
Clinton 31
  Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, Border Fence, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military Action, Same-Sex Marriage
Edwards 30
  Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military Action, Same-Sex Marriage
Dodd 29
  Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, Border Fence, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military Action
Richardson 26
  Death Penalty, Assault Weapons Ban, Patriot Act, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Iran – Military Action, Same-Sex Marriage
Biden 24
  Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, Patriot Act, Border Fence, Net Neutrality, Iran Sanctions, Same-Sex Marriage
Paul 11
  Abortion Rights, Embryonic Stem Cells, ANWR Drilling, Kyoto, Assault Weapons Ban, Guns – Background Checks, Citizenship Path for Illegals, Border Fence, Minimum Wage Increase, Same-Sex Marriage, Universal Healthcare
McCain -9
Thompson -13
Giuliani -23
Brownback -31
Cox -32
Huckabee -46
Tancredo -59
Romney -61
Hunter -63

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