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Mitt Romney

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

Issues we side on...

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 security

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

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

Your answers: No, not until all U.S. military leaders are confident the mission has been accomplished

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

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

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

Your answers: Isolate through trade embargoes

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

Mitt Romney: Overthrow the current government and instill a democracy

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

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

Mitt Romney: No

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

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Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? learn more

Mitt Romney: No, they are not U.S. citizens and should be subject to enhanced interrogation methods

Your similar answer: No

Less Important

Should the government decrease military spending? learn more

Mitt Romney: Increase the military budget

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

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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

Your similar answer: Yes

Domestic Policy

Least Important

Do you support the Patriot act? learn more

Your answers: Yes

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Do you support affirmative action programs? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

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

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Do you support increased gun control? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

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

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Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? learn more

Your answers: No, we should pass tougher drug laws

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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 internet

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: Yes

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

Your answers: No, this is a waste of taxpayer dollars which should be spent on city services

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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

Your similar answer: Yes

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

Your similar answer: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

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Should courts be prohibited from recognizing Sharia law? learn more

Your answers: Yes

the Environment

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: Yes

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

Mitt Romney: No

Your similar answer: Yes, but allow more public access

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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

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

Your answers: Yes

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 longer

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: Yes

Your similar answer: Yes, but only subsidize small local farms instead of large corporations

Most Important

Should Congress raise the debt ceiling? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

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: No

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: Yes, adults who receive government benefits should be required to work

Less Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

Your similar answer: Yes, increase our savings during years of surplus

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Should state gas taxes automatically increase with inflation? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

Your similar answer: No taxation without representation

Social

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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 health

Your similar answer: Ban after the first trimester

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Should the federal government allow the death penalty? learn more

Mitt Romney: Yes

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

Your similar answer: No

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

Your similar answer: Yes, but only for doctors performing invasive surgery

2014 Ballot Propositions

Least Important

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

Your answers: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

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

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

Less Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes

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

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

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 aspects

Least Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

Your similar answer: No, and increase penalties for all non-violent drug offenders

Science

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government fund stem cell research? learn more

Mitt Romney: No

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: Yes

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

Your answers: No

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: Yes

Education

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: No

Issues we do not side on...

Healthcare

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Medicare program? learn more

You: Expand

Most Important

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

You: Yes

More Important

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

You: Yes

Social

More Important

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

You: Yes

Most Important

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

You: Yes

Most Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

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

You: No

More Important

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

You: No

the Economy

Most Important

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

You: Yes, but it was not big enough

Most Important

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

You: No

Most Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? learn more

You: Yes

Most Important

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

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

Most Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should Pennsylvania privatize liquor sales? learn more

You: No

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

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

More Important

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

You: No

Domestic Policy

More Important

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

You: No

More Important

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

You: Yes

Less Important

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

You: Yes

Most Important

Should New York repeal the SAFE Act? learn more

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

Most Important

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

You: Yes

2014 Ballot Propositions

More Important

Should California split into 6 separate states? learn more

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Less Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Immigration

Most Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship? learn more

You: Yes

More Important

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

You: Yes

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

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Less Important

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

You: No

the Environment

Most Important

Is Global Warming a threat to the environment? learn more

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Less Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

Less Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: Yes

Education

Less Important

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

You: Yes

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

You: Yes

More Important

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

You: Yes

Foreign Policy

More Important

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

You: No

Less Important

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

You: No

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