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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Bob Ferguson voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, if they were born here

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, and increase alternative energy subsidies to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

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)?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseRaise

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, provide safe spaces but students do not need trigger warnings

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, the strike was illegal since it was not approved by The U.S. Congress

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but only reform to impose term limits on judges

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, on stocks and bonds but not real estate

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, only to gather intelligence, not to kill suspected terrorists

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don’t trust the motives of the food companies selling them

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we can not declare war on ISIS because it is not a country

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, investigate the CIA and NSA directors instead

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, all airstrikes should be conducted through UN coordination

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Bob Ferguson 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?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseYes, exempting online retailers from sales taxes is not fair to traditional stores

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Bob Ferguson voterbaseNo, the current fleet is sufficient