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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Bill Schuette votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, but police should increase surveillance and patrol of all high crime neighborhoods

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Bill Schuette votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Bill Schuette 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  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Bill Schuette 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

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Bill Schuette 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  ›  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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, and abolish the NSA

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Bill Schuette votersMore

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, it should be raised

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

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)?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Bill Schuette votersDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Bill Schuette votersHurt

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Bill Schuette votersDecrease

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, Saudi Arabia has more than enough money to fund their own wars

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Bill Schuette votersIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

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?

  Bill Schuette 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

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Bill Schuette votersMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, 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

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

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

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Bill Schuette 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

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Bill Schuette votersYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions

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

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Bill Schuette votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo, we should not get involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Bill Schuette votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Bill Schuette votersNo

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?

  Bill Schuette 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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, classify it as a commodity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Bill Schuette votersNo

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?

  Bill Schuette votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes