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Mitt Romney

I side with Mitt Romney on 37% of political issues.

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Foreign Policy

Most Important

Should the U.S. intervene in the affairs of other countries? learn more

Mitt Romney: Only if there is a direct threat to our national securityPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Foreign Intervention Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Foreign Intervention Source

Your similar answer: Yes, and use the military to preemptively strike any hostile nations perceived as a threat

Less Important

Should the U.S. withdraw troops from Afghanistan? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, not until all U.S. military leaders are confident the mission has been accomplishedPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Afghanistan Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Afghanistan Source

Your similar answer: No, send more troops

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Israel Conviction=5 Romney has a very high conviction score of 5 on Israel Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors

Somewhat Important

How should the U.S. deal with Iran? learn more

Your answers: Isolate through trade embargoesPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Iran Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Iran Source

Most Important

How should the U.S. handle the genocide in Sudan? learn more

Mitt Romney: Overthrow the current government and instill a democracyPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Sudan Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Sudan Source

Your similar answer: Support a NATO effort to contain the Sudanese military

More Important

Should the U.S. maintain a presence at the United Nations? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on United Nations Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on United Nations Source

Your similar answer: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect U.S. interests

Somewhat Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? learn more

Your answers: No, they are not U.S. citizens and should be subject to enhanced interrogation methods Source

Less Important

Should the government decrease military spending? learn more

Mitt Romney: Increase the military budgetPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Military Spending Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Military Spending Source

Your similar answer: No

Somewhat Important

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? learn more

Your answers: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism Source

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. use military force against the Syrian government in response to their use of chemical weapons? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, the U.S. must send a message to the rest of the world that chemical weapons will not be tolerated Source

Your similar answer: Yes

Domestic Policy

Least Important

Do you support the Patriot act? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Patriot Act Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Patriot Act Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but limit the scope of the government’s powers

Less Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Affirmative Action Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Affirmative Action Source

Your similar answer: Regardless, we should offer social programs to address poverty regardless of race or ethnicity

Somewhat Important

Do you support increased gun control? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Gun Control Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Gun Control Source

Your similar answer: No, only for individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons

Least Important

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, we should pass tougher drug lawsPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Drug Policy Conviction=5 Romney has a very high conviction score of 5 on Drug Policy Source

Your similar answer: No

Less Important

Should the federal government regulate the internet to deter online piracy? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, the government should prosecute copyright violators but not regulate the internetPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Internet Conviction=5 Romney has a very high conviction score of 5 on Internet Source

Your similar answer: No, and enact legislation preventing any level of government policing the internet

Somewhat Important

Should corporations and unions be permitted to fund advertisements backing political candidates through political action committees (Super PACS)? learn more

Your answers: YesPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Campaign Finance Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Campaign Finance Source

Less Important

Should taxpayer dollars be used to fund the construction of NFL stadiums? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, this is a waste of taxpayer dollars which should be spent on city services Source

Your similar answer: No

Somewhat Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, term limits are a necessary political apparatus to prevent corruption in our government Source

Your similar answer: Yes

More Important

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes

Your similar answer: Yes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

Less Important

Should courts be prohibited from recognizing Sharia law? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

the Environment

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? learn more

Your answers: YesPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Oil Drilling Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Oil Drilling Source

Somewhat Important

Should National Parks continue to be preserved and protected by the federal government? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on National Parks Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on National Parks Source

Your similar answer: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the United States require labeling of genetically engineered foods? learn more

Your answers: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Somewhat Important

Should the government block all Great Lake waterways in an effort to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

the Economy

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Social Security program? learn more

Mitt Romney: Reform and raise the retirement age to account for people living longerPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Social Security Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Social Security Source

Your similar answer: Privatize the current system by allowing younger workers to contribute a portion of their payroll tax obligation to a private investment account

Less Important

Should the federal government subsidize U.S. farmers? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Farm Subsidies Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Farm Subsidies Source

Your similar answer: Yes, as long as they are organic farms

Most Important

Should Congress raise the debt ceiling? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Debt Ceiling Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Debt Ceiling Source

Your similar answer: No, cut spending

Least Important

Should the U.S. have bailed out the major banks during the financial crisis of 2008? learn more

Your answers: NoPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Financial Regulation Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Financial Regulation Source

Somewhat Important

Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, adults who receive government benefits should be required to work Source

Your similar answer: Yes, and eliminate welfare all together as it is not authorized in the Constitution

Less Important

Should California set aside 3% of tax revenue into a “rainy day” fund?  learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

Less Important

Do you oppose automatically increasing gas taxes with the rate of inflation? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, no taxation without representation

Social

Somewhat Important

What is your stance on abortion? learn more

Mitt Romney: Pro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child's healthPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Abortion Conviction=1 Romney has a very low conviction score of 1 on Abortion Source

Your similar answer: Ban after the first trimester

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government allow the death penalty? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Death Penalty Conviction=1 Romney has a very low conviction score of 1 on Death Penalty Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but only in certain circumstances in which a heinous crime has been committed and there is irrefutable evidence

Less Important

Should the U.S. remove references to God from currency, federal buildings, national monuments and other aspects of government? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, religion is an important aspect of America's heritage Source

Your similar answer: No

Less Important

Should medical doctors and physicians be required to undergo regular drug testing? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

2014 Ballot Propositions

Least Important

Should criminal defendants be able to waive their right to trial by jury? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

Somewhat Important

Should we limit the local government's ability to condemn land for private economic development? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, local governments should be allowed to seize land for pulic projects but not for private projects

More Important

Should we regulate profit margins, CEO compensation, and financial disclosure of hospitals that accept government funds? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, limiting economic incentives decreases the innovation and competency of service Source

Your similar answer: No, but hospitals should never receive government funds

Less Important

Should Indian casinos be allowed to operate on land outside their designated reservation? learn more

Your answers: No Source

Less Important

Should the state spend $600 million building affordable multi-family housing for veterans? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, after veterans serve our country, it's our duty to serve them

Somewhat Important

Should government records be open to public inspection at all times? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, each legislative body of a local agency should be required to make all records available during normal office hours

Less Important

Should bills be distributed to the New York legislature by electronic copy instead of by paper? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

Healthcare

More Important

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? learn more

Your answers: Yes, I support a majority of the plan but not all aspectsPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Obamacare Conviction=1 Romney has a very low conviction score of 1 on Obamacare Source

Least Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? learn more

Your answers: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Marijuana Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Marijuana Source

Science

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government fund stem cell research? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Stem Cell Research Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Stem Cell Research Source

Your similar answer: Yes, as long as they are non-fetal stem cells

Most Important

Should the United States increase our space exploration efforts and budget? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Space Exploration Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Space Exploration Source

Your similar answer: Incentivize the private sector to develop space technology

Immigration

Somewhat Important

Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Immigration Healthcare Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Immigration Healthcare Source

Your similar answer: No, but they should be allowed to purchase private healthcare

Somewhat Important

Should immigrants to the U.S. be required to learn English? learn more

Your answers: Yes Source

Education

Somewhat Important

Should non-residents be allowed to serve as trustees of the University of Wyoming? learn more

Your answers: No Source

Issues we do not side on...

Healthcare

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Medicare program? learn more

Mitt Romney: ReformPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Medicare Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Medicare Source

You: Expand

Most Important

Should state insurance regulators be able to ban unreasonable health insurance premium increases? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, the state should protect consumers from unreasonable rate increases

More Important

Should medical marijuana be legalized as a therapy to treat or alleviate symptoms of disease? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, marijuana has scientifically been proven to be an effective non-addictive treatment

Social

More Important

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, but only if there is zero chance for recovery

Most Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, marriage should be defined as between a man and womanPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Gay Marriage Conviction=1 Romney has a very low conviction score of 1 on Gay Marriage Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should the government require health insurance companies to provide free birth control? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Government Mandates Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Government Mandates Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should police departments be able to stop, question and frisk pedestrians upon reasonable suspicion? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, these policies tend to unfairly target minorities and should be outlawed

Somewhat Important

Should doctors be required to notify a minor's parents before performing an abortion procedure? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

More Important

Should unborn human beings be classified as people in the Colorado criminal code? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

the Economy

Most Important

Do you agree with President Obama's 2009 Stimulus Plan? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Economic Stimulus Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Economic Stimulus Source

You: Yes, and enact legislation to inject the economy with a stimulus every time the GDP falls below a certain level

Most Important

Do you believe the 2001 and 2003 George W Bush tax cuts should be extended? learn more

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Taxes Conviction=5 Romney has a very high conviction score of 5 on Taxes Source

You: No

Most Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? learn more

Mitt Romney: Leave it up to the states to decidePassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Minimum Wage Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Minimum Wage Source

You: Yes, and make it a living wage

Most Important

Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

Should pension plans for federal, state and local government workers be transitioned into private plans? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced Source

You: No

Most Important

Should Wall Street executives be criminally charged for their roles in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, lawmakers are more to blame for allowing the subprime mortgage crisis to occur

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should Pennsylvania privatize liquor sales? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, privatization would disrupt the current local workers union

Somewhat Important

Would you favor removing the state income tax and replacing it with a higher sales tax? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, a higher sales tax would hurt low-income earners

Somewhat Important

Should employees in unionized industries be required to pay union membership fees? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, if they get benefits from the union, they should pay the union

Somewhat Important

Do you support Obama's MyRA savings account initiative for workers who don't have access to a 401k?  learn more

Mitt Romney: No, the plan is redundant and inferior to Roth IRA plans Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Domestic Policy

More Important

Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards? learn more

Mitt Romney: The federal government should not be involved in educationPassion=5 Romney has a very high passion score of 5 on Education Funding Conviction=1 Romney has a very low conviction score of 1 on Education Funding Source

You: The federal government should take over control of schools from the states

More Important

Should cases of sexual assault in the military be handled by a panel of independent prosecutors? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, it should be prosecuted using the court-martial powers under the UCMJ

You: Yes

Less Important

Should the U.S. Government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions

You: Yes

Most Important

Should New York repeal the SAFE Act? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, the bill is an important step towards protecting citizens against mass shootings

Somewhat Important

Should voters be required to present a photo ID when voting? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Most Important

Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, background checks are ineffective and a waste of government resources Source

You: Yes, except for private transfer of ownership between family members

2014 Ballot Propositions

More Important

Should California split into 6 separate states? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, there is no evidence that splitting California into 6 separate states will provide any benefits

Somewhat Important

Do you support a 2% business tax to raise funds for primary education in Nevada? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the Texas state government spend $1.2 billion from oil and gas taxes on road and highway repairs? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

You: Yes, but only if the funds go towards public transportation instead of road works projects

Somewhat Important

Should courts require those who file lawsuits deemed “frivolous” to pay court costs and other fees to the defendant? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, frivolous lawsuits are waste of time and money for the justice system Source

You: No, this could lead to legitimate low-income victims not filing claims in fear of losing

Somewhat Important

Do you support the proposed Arkansas Elected Officials Ethics, Transparency and Financial Reform Amendment? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, this bill will provide significant oversight to state legislator salaries and lobbying.

Less Important

Should Massachusetts prevent construction of 3 planned resort casinos within the state? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, casinos promote addiction and use predatory marketing tactics

Somewhat Important

Should all of Connecticut voters be able to cast absentee ballots by mail? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, expanding absentee voting will lead to voter fraud Source

You: Yes, the convenience of casting an absentee ballot will encourage more people to vote

Immigration

Most Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=3 Romney has a moderate passion score of 3 on Immigration Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Immigration Source

You: Yes, but it should not grant their parents citizenship

More Important

Should illegal immigrants working in the U.S. be granted temporary amnesty? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Immigrant Laborers Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Immigrant Laborers Source

You: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for non-violent criminals

Somewhat Important

Should law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes so that federal immigration authorities can take custody of them? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

Somewhat Important

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, as long as they pay taxes

Less Important

Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

the Environment

Most Important

Is Global Warming a threat to the environment? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, global warming and cooling are natural cycles beyond our controlPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Global Warming Conviction=4 Romney has a high conviction score of 4 on Global Warming Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government continue to give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, traditional energy sources including oil, coal and nuclear power will be reliable energy sources for many years to comePassion=4 Romney has a high passion score of 4 on Alternative Energy Conviction=2 Romney has a low conviction score of 2 on Alternative Energy Source

You: Yes

Less Important

Should California raise $11.1B in bonds to overhaul its water infrastructure? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes, California's water system is in desperate need of any overhaul

Somewhat Important

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?  learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Less Important

Should the US provide incentives for heavy duty trucks to run on natural gas or alternative fuel? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should the State of Florida guarantee a source of funding for land preservation and other environmental programs? learn more

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Education

Less Important

Do you support the adoption of Common Core national educational standards? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing Source

You: Yes

Less Important

Should the State of New York raise $2Billion in bonds in order to upgrade school classroom technology and high-speed internet connectivity? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

You: Yes

More Important

Should the government give funding to private early education programs and schools? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, private schools should not be funded by taxpayers

You: Yes

Foreign Policy

More Important

Should the United States end its trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba? learn more

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=2 Romney has a low passion score of 2 on Cuba Conviction=3 Romney has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Cuba Source

You: Yes, end embargoes with all countries and allow U.S. businesses to do business with any country

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes

You: No, we should stay out of this

Less Important

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats Source

You: No

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