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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo


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Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Public statementsYes

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

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 Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Public statementsYes, and the government should not be involved in health insurance

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?

  Public statementsYes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason

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

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Public statementsNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsAbolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Public statementsNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Public statementsNo

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, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsNo

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

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsNo, and we should adopt an open border policy

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 statementsNo

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 Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsNo

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

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsNo, government should not be involved in healthcare

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Public statementsNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  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?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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, but only during national emergencies

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsNo

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

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

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

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Public statementsNo

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 statementsNo, the government should never require the diversity of private businesses

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Public statementsNo, end all tax credits and subsidies to the energy industry

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Public statementsNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

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

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo, this is a waste of time and money

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo, and increase alternative energy subsidies to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels

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)?

  Public statementsYes

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?

  Public statementsNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

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 statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsIncrease, 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?

  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

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsNo, cut all support and aid

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?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Public statementsNo, abolish Medicaid

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Public statementsNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Public statementsNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  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?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Public statementsHurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions

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

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  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

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?

  Public statementsNo, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

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?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Public statementsNo, but I would prefer to eliminate income taxes and abolish the IRS

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should never be allowed to acquire land by eminent domain

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 statementsNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

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?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Public statementsNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Public statementsYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Public statementsNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of this conflict

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Public statementsMore, and replace the VA healthcare system with a personal health savings account

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Public statementsYes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

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

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsYes, and we should eliminate it

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsNo, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Public statementsNo

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, but there should be no tax at all.

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Public statementsNo, not until they attack us on U.S. soil

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Public statementsYes

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

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Public statementsNo, and we should withdraw from NATO

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

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, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Public statementsNo, we should not get involved

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  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

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

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Public statementsNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Public statementsYes

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