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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Greg Abbott votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Greg Abbott votersLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but only for medical use

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  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Greg Abbott votersMore

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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, it should be raised

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)?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Greg Abbott votersIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Greg Abbott votersHurt

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Greg Abbott votersIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Greg Abbott votersDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Greg Abbott 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

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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Greg Abbott 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

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Greg Abbott votersMore

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, unless they have committed a crime

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Greg Abbott votersNo

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?

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but only as a temporary measure to stabilize prices

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Greg Abbott votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Greg Abbott votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

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?

  Greg Abbott 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?

  Greg Abbott 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

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Greg Abbott votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

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?

  Greg Abbott votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Greg Abbott votersYes