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President (2008) Survey

Do you support the government directly buying distressed mortgages from home borrowers and lenders?

No.
Yes.

Is this issue important to you?

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What is your opinion on the war in Iraq?

There should be a timetable for the removal of U.S. troops.
U.S. forces need to stay in Iraq for as long as it takes for Iraqi forces to take over.

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What changes would you propose to the war policy in Afghanistan?

Increase international support through NATO, but not increase the number of American forces in the country.
Do not support a sustained U.S. presence in Afghanistan.
Redeploy troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, and increase nonmilitary aid.

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What is your position on immigration in the United States?

I favor a guest worker program, while tightening border security.
Secure the border
No open border or criminalized border, allow guest workers with labor standards, and address immigration as an issue of worldwide economic justice.

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What do you think should be done -- if anything -- in the wake of the near collapse of companies specializing in subprime mortgages, and the foreclosures of homes?

Impose penalties on "irresponsible lenders" to be used to create a special fund to provide temporary mortgage relief for homeowners.
The government should set affordable payments for monthly mortgage rates.
Nothing
Cut interest rates. Encourage private lenders to freeze interest rates for some subprime borrowers.

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Do you believe the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts should be made permanent?

Yes
No

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Please select the comment that most closely matches your view on education (K-12).

Increase Head Start funding, reward successful teachers, pay teachers more, modify certification and teacher preparation process to avoid unnecessary and expensive coursework to become a teacher. Fund and reform No Child Left Behind. Increase federal aid for college.
The government should provide full funding for Head Start and guarantee pre-school education for children. I oppose the over-reliance on standardized tests caused by No Child Left Behind.
Enable school vouchers and protect home-schooling.
State and local agencies, not the federal government, should be responsible for developing and enforcing academic standards. I support teacher testing and merit pay for the best teachers. I support charter schools and federally-financed school vouchers for students in failing schools. No Child Left Behind is a 'good beginning' but needs to be fixed.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you favor the concept of privatization of Social Security to any degree?

Yes
No

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Do you generally favor or oppose the concept of universal health care in America? That is, require people to have health insurance and provide a mechanism for meeting the requirement.

Oppose
Favor

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The SCHIP program is designed to subsidize health coverage for families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private insurance. Recent debate in Congress centered around a proposal to increase spending to expand the program. Do you favor or oppose the proposed expansion?

Favor
Oppose

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Do you support or oppose legalized abortion in the United States?

Support
Oppose

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Do you support federal assistance for the production of ethanol and/or biofuel as an alternative to oil?

Yes
No

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you favor or oppose the use of the death penalty for certain crimes?

Oppose
Favor

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

What are your views on firearm regulation?

I believe law abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. I oppose bans on assault rifles, ammunition and ammunition magazines. I oppose litigation against gun manufacturers for crimes committed by third parties. I support background checks at gun shows. I believe that gun control is a proven failure in fighting crime.
I do not support any regulation that inhibits the 2nd Amendment's Right to Bear Arms.
I support the Brady Bill, trigger locks, strict enforcement of existing gun laws, requiring licensing for gun owners and banning certain types of weapons.
I believe in the right to keep and bear arms. But, I think we need to renew the expired assault weapons ban and we must be aggressive about enforcing current gun laws. I believe in closing the gun show loophole and making firearms childproof.

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Do you favor or oppose federal regulation of greenhouse gases?

Oppose
Favor

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Do you support a $50 billion expansion of the G.I. Bill to pay college tuition at a public university and other expenses for soldiers who have served 3 years since Sept. 11, 2001?

Support
Oppose

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