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The quick guide to America’s 2020 Presidential candidates

Complete list of the 2020 Presidential candidate political stances

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political stances

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Social issues

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Pro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or childSource

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government should not give funds to any organizations that perform abortionsSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should preserve our history instead of sanitizing itSource

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choiceSource

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as menSource

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of genderSource

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flownSource

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and Mexico should pay for itSource

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and we should ban the use of sanctuary citiesSource

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

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countriesSource

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but we should spend more to increase our border securitySource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state studentsSource

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deportedSource

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but allow them to staySource

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wagesSource

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Healthcare issues

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costsSource

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this system is too expensiveSource

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only for medical useSource

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: MoreSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salarySource

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: MoreSource

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: LowerSource

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businessesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limitedSource

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the countrySource

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate itSource

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debtSource

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its courseSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxesSource

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connectionsSource

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: IncreaseSource

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rightsSource

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and send in ground troopsSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but scale back our current involvementSource

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligationSource

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, we must use any means necessary to prevent terrorismSource

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: DecreaseSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorismSource

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should let China address this issueSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our securitySource

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control SyriaSource

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threatsSource

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten usSource

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Domestic Policy issues

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, until the frequency of terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists decreaseSource

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, basic data collection is necessary to track suspected terroristsSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actionsSource

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, this will prevent voter fraudSource

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: NoSource

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Education issues

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

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national levelSource

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Donald Trump voters: YesSource

National Security issues

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and global warming is a natural occurrenceSource

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

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

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government should never support unproven technologiesSource

Science issues

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, fund public ad campaigns about the risks and benefits insteadSource

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidySource

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, it should be a police department’s or officer’s choice to wear oneSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should build more prisonsSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ political stances

Bernie Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Sanders has served as a U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2012. He represented Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007 and served as the mayor of Burlington from 1981 – 1989. Sanders is an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

Social issues

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Pro-choiceSource

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referralsSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discriminationSource

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, too many people are innocently convictedSource

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatorySource

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their countrySource

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and grant them citizenshipSource

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarshipsSource

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our countrySource

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, too many non-violent immigrants are being deportedSource

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal recordSource

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wagesSource

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Healthcare issues

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even betterSource

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditionsSource

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcareSource

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing itSource

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: LessSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare systemSource

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and make it a living wageSource

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations insteadSource

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: FewerSource

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: RaiseSource

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businessesSource

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rightsSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: HelpSource

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currencySource

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructureSource

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money toSource

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the countrySource

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizensSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, but decrease tax rates for senior citizensSource

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxesSource

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: DecreaseSource

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, just like U.S. citizens, terrorists should be given a fair trial in federal courtsSource

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflictsSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendmentSource

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should stay out of this conflictSource

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: IncreaseSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should let China address this issueSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, Saudi Arabia has more than enough money to fund their own warsSource

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalitionSource

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroadSource

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten usSource

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should not get involvedSource

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global powerSource

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Domestic Policy issues

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and trainingSource

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gunSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiarySource

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, this is a violation of free speechSource

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase pricesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activitySource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrantSource

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving timeSource

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniorsSource

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politiciansSource

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and switch to a ranked voting systemSource

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, and political campaigns should be publicly fundedSource

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund electionsSource

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Education issues

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college educationSource

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

National Security issues

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy productionSource

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources insteadSource

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: YesSource

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: NoSource

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, wind power is the best alternative to coal and natural gasSource

Science issues

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinatedSource

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their foodSource

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermalSource

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budgetSource

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminalsSource

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s political stances

Social issues

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: Pro-choiceSource

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should sports betting be legal? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: IncreaseSource

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Healthcare issues

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: MoreSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: MoreSource

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: RaiseSource

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

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

Michelle Obama voters: HelpSource

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: NoSource

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Michelle Obama voters: YesSource

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?