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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsYes, 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?

  Party’s support baseYes


Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

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

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

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

  Party’s support baseNo, the federal government should not have this kind of power over states

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

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

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

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

  Party’s support baseMay 1st

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsNo, reduce government spending instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Party’s support baseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Public statementsYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes

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

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Party influenceNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Party’s support baseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Public statementsYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and implement a secure online voting process

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

  Public statementsNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo, not until we have depleted all other oil reserves

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Public statementsYes

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  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

  Party’s support baseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Public statementsNo, but maintain our current offshore oil wells

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsLower

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Public statementsYes, but limit the scope of the government’s powers

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Party influenceNo, abolish Medicaid

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party influenceYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Party influenceNo, the strike was illegal since it was not approved by The U.S. Congress

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Public statementsNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Party’s support baseNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHelp

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?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

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?

  Party’s support baseNo, but legalize drugs

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Public statementsYes

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsI am satisfied with the current amount of spending

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Public statementsYes, but only as a coordinated effort by the United Nations

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Public statementsNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Public statementsYes

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

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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.?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Public statementsNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Public statementsYes, and allow him to return to the U.S.

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  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

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseNo, the government should never own shares of private companies

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Lincoln Chafee voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseNo, and the U.S. should close its military base there

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Party’s support baseNo