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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the federal government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training


the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Public statementsYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID-19 Vaccine

Will you get the Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, prohibits the military from conducting law-enforcement

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, it should be voluntary with strong financial incentives instead

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?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Education  ›  Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education

Should critical race theory be taught in K-12 education?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, we cannot end racism until we acknowledge that our institutions, laws, and history are inherently racist

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Education  ›  School Reopenings

Should K-12 schools reopen for in-person learning?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

When should your state end the “Stay at Home” order and reopen its economy?

  Barack Obama voterbaseUntil a vaccine is approved by the FDA

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, except for religious organizations and charities that oppose the use of contraception

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, if they pay taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and also include LGBTQ+ topics

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Crime  ›  Qualified Immunity for Police

Do you support qualified immunity for police officers?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and increase the personal liability for misconduct

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?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, if they were born here

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and increase alternative energy subsidies to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Religious Service Ban

Should religious gatherings be banned in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Public statementsNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flown

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Public statementsNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and implement a secure online voting process

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

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?

  Voting recordYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Public statementsNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, as long as they pay taxes

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

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)?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsIncrease

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?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only reform to impose term limits on judges

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsLower

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Public statementsNo, this is a violation of free speech

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only relative to the amount that other countries contribute

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

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?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

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?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

Crime  ›  Collective Bargaining

Do you support limiting police unions collective bargaining power for cases involving misconduct?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Public statementsYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Public statementsNo, the current two-year ban is sufficient

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Public statementsYes, but only as a last resort

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, this could unnecessarily start another war in the Middle East

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?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Party influenceYes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Public statementsNo, but reroute the pipeline away from Native American land

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)

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?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Public statementsYes, this will prevent Iran from gaining too much power in the Middle East

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Barack Obama voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

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?

  Public statementsNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

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?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Public statementsYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only with permission from the country in question

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Public statementsLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, as long as parents also have the option to send their child to private school

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Public statementsYes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Public statementsYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Public statementsNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, and provide more free public transportation

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, and foreign governments should not move their embassies there

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes

Education  ›  School Vouchers

Should the government offer students a voucher that they can use to attend private schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Capitol Fence

Should the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. be protected by a security fence?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Barack Obama voterbaseYes, but only if local citizens can vote on the amount of incentives to offer

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Public statementsYes, exempting online retailers from sales taxes is not fair to traditional stores

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Gig Workers

Should gig workers such as Uber drivers be classified as employees?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, the U.S. does not need to expand its global footprint at this time

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Barack Obama voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced