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Mitt Romney

I side with Mitt Romney on 28% of political issues

Issues we side on...

Foreign Policy

Most Important

Should the U.S. intervene in the affairs of other countries? stats discuss

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: Only in matters of national security, human rights violations, or specifically asked by the international community

Less Important

Should the U.S. withdraw troops from Afghanistan? stats discuss

Your answers: 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

More Important

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Your answers: 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

Most Important

How should the U.S. deal with Iran? stats discuss

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? stats discuss

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

More Important

Should the U.S. maintain a presence at the United Nations? stats discuss

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 barely similar answer: Yes

Most Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

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

Your similar answer: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Less Important

Should the government decrease military spending? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No, 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 barely similar answer: Do not change current military budget

More Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

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

Most Important

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

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 barely similar answer: Yes, but only with cooperation from the United Nations

Domestic Policy

Least Important

Do you support the Patriot act? stats discuss

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

Somewhat Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

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

Somewhat Important

Do you support increased gun control? stats discuss

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 assault weapons

Least Important

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

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

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government regulate the internet to deter online piracy? stats discuss

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

Somewhat Important

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

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? stats discuss

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

Less Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, term limits are a necessary political apparatus to prevent corruption in our government

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: Yes Source

Less Important

Should courts be prohibited from recognizing Sharia law? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes Source

the Environment

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: 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

Your similar answer: Incentivize the private sector to develop alternative forms of energy

More Important

Should National Parks continue to be preserved and protected by the federal government? stats discuss

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

Your barely similar answer: Yes

More Important

Should the United States require labeling of genetically engineered foods? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Your similar answer: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

Your answers: Yes Source

the Economy

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Social Security program? stats discuss

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 barely similar answer: Reform the current system to factor inflation rather than wage growth

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government subsidize U.S. farmers? stats discuss

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, but only subsidize small local farms instead of large corporations

Most Important

Should Congress raise the debt ceiling? stats discuss

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 barely similar answer: Offset the debt by raising taxes on the rich and reduced spending

Least Important

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

Mitt Romney: 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

Your similar answer: Regardless, we should instead enact legislation that prevents banks from becoming too big to fail

More Important

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

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

Your similar answer: Yes

Less Important

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

Your answers: Yes, increase our savings during years of surplus Source

Less Important

Do you oppose automatically increasing gas taxes with the rate of inflation? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes Source

Immigration

Most Important

Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

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 their children should have access

More Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Social

Most Important

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Pro-lifePassion=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 barely similar answer: Pro-choice

More Important

Should the federal government allow the death penalty? stats discuss

Your answers: 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

Less Important

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

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

Your partially similar answer: No, as long as there are no references to specific religions, a clear separation of church and state exists

Less Important

Should medical doctors and physicians be required to undergo regular drug testing? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes Source

2014 Ballot Propositions

Least Important

Should criminal defendants be able to waive their right to trial by jury? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, jury trials can lead to unfair or prejudiced decisions

Somewhat Important

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

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? stats discuss

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

Your barely similar answer: Yes

Less Important

Should Indian casinos be allowed to operate on land outside their designated reservation? stats discuss

Your answers: No Source

Less Important

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

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? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes Source

Less Important

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

Your answers: Yes Source

Healthcare

Most Important

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=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

Your barely similar answer: Yes

Least Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

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

Most Important

Should the federal government fund stem cell research? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No, leave funding and research to the private sectorPassion=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 barely similar answer: Yes

Most Important

Should the United States increase our space exploration efforts and budget? stats discuss

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 barely similar answer: No

Education

More Important

Do you support the adoption of Common Core national educational standards? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level Source

Your barely similar answer: I support the concept but not the implementation

Somewhat Important

Should non-residents be allowed to serve as trustees of the University of Wyoming? stats discuss

Your answers: No Source

Issues we do not side on...

Healthcare

More Important

Should we expand or dismantle our Medicare program? stats discuss

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 the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Education

More Important

Would you support increasing taxes on the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Social

Most Important

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=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? stats discuss

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, but exempt religious organizations or charities

Most Important

Should a business, based on religious beliefs, be able to deny service to a customer? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

the Economy

Most Important

Do you agree with President Obama's 2009 Stimulus Plan? stats discuss

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

Most Important

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

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: Extend only for those making less than $250,000

Most Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=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

Most Important

Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Most Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

More Important

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

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

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

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

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? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead

Somewhat Important

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes, but dramatically decrease government spending instead of raising taxes Source

You: No, but decrease tax rates for seniors

Most Important

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Hurt Source

You: Help

More Important

Should all welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

the Environment

Most Important

Is Global Warming a threat to the environment? stats discuss

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? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: NoPassion=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, the wind power industry is an important alternative to coal and natural gas

More Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

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

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent global warming? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Immigration

Most Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship? stats discuss

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

Most Important

Should illegal immigrants working in the U.S. be granted temporary amnesty? stats discuss

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

More Important

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

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

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

More Important

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

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

More Important

Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, just enforce the current border policy

Domestic Policy

More Important

Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: YesPassion=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

Somewhat Important

Should internet service providers be allowed to prioritize traffic for websites that pay higher rates than their competitors? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes

You: No

More Important

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

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

You: Yes, the military courts have demonstrated they are unfit to handle these cases

Less Important

Should the U.S. Government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

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 every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check? stats discuss

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

You: Yes

Less Important

Should the NSA be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Foreign Policy

More Important

Should the United States end its trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba? stats discuss

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

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes

You: No

Less Important

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

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

You: No, spying on our allies will severely damage our reputation abroad

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, not until they attack us on American soil

Most Important

Do you support President Obama's recent move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: No Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should the U.S. conduct targeted airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities? stats discuss

Mitt Romney: Yes Source

You: No, only after all diplomatic options have been exhausted

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