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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Asa Hutchinson votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Party’s support baseYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Asa Hutchinson votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

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

  Party’s support baseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

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)?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersDecrease

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Asa Hutchinson votersHurt

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Asa Hutchinson votersIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Asa Hutchinson votersDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Social  ›  First Amendment

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only as a temporary measure to stabilize prices

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Asa Hutchinson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Asa Hutchinson votersNo