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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Doug Ducey votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

  Doug Ducey votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Doug Ducey votersMore

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Party’s support baseNo, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

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)?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

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

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Doug Ducey votersDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Doug Ducey votersHurt

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Doug Ducey votersDecrease

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Doug Ducey votersIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Doug Ducey votersMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Doug Ducey 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

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, unless they have committed a crime

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Doug Ducey 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.?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Doug Ducey 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  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo

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)?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Doug Ducey votersYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Doug Ducey votersNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Doug Ducey votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, classify it as a commodity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Doug Ducey 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?

  Doug Ducey votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes