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Find candidates that most closely match your political views by taking the survey below. When finished, you'll be given a listing of all candidates in the order in which their stances on the issues match yours. Then, learn more about the specifics of each candidate through our campaign profiles, archived debates and audio, and links to candidate Web pages. <br /><br /> Instructions: On each question you'll be given the opportunity to rank the issue. If it is an issue which will not affect your voting decision, marking "Ignore this issue" will remove the question from the scoring process that determines the candidates who most closely match your views. Indicating those issues which are of most concern to you will not affect the scoring, but will be used to show which issues are resonating with the voters.

President (2004) Survey

What is your opinion on the war in Iraq?

The war in Iraq was a mistake and all U.S. troops should be brought home immediately.
The U.S. is safer as a result of the war in Iraq.
America is less safe as a result of the war, and our image abroad has been damaged. But the U.S. should not pull out.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you believe tax breaks for upper-income individuals and corporations, which were approved by Congress in 2003, should be revoked or preserved?

They should be rolled back.
They should be preserved.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

What is your opinion on abortion?

I favor a woman's access to legalized abortion.
I am opposed to legalized abortion except in cases of rape or incest.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Please select the following position that most closely matches your view on health care.

The U.S. should adopt a single-payer program with full medical coverage.
Use tax credits to help the uninsured buy health care coverage. Use association health plans to help small business band together for lower premiums.
Let those without coverage buy it through a pool similar to the one used for federal government workers. Lower costs to workers and employers by having the federal government pay.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you support or oppose school vouchers?

Oppose.
Support.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Please select the statement that most closely matches your view on federal gun control issues.

I support the ban on assault-type weapons and requiring background checks at gun shows. I'm opposed to granting immunity to gun makers.
I favor granting gun makers immunity from civil lawsuits. I favor the expiration of the ban on assault-type weapons.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you favor any attempts to allow Americans to invest a portion of money they now have withheld for Social Security into any sort of private financial plan?

No
Yes.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Select the position that most closely matches yours for reducing dependence on foreign oil.

Reduce the use of coal, oil, and nuclear energy. Improve fuel efficiency of automobiles. Oppose ANWR drilling. SUVs should be subject to the same fuel standards as cars.
Increase federal support for development of hydrogen-fueld cars. Open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Provide money to automakers to retool plants to build fuel-efficient vehicles, and give consumers a tax credit to buy them. Increase research funds to develop new fuel technology. Oppose ANWR drilling.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Please select the following which most closely matches your opinion.

I am opposed to the North American Free Trade Act. (NAFTA)
I do not believe that trade agreements should contain requirements that the parties adhere to internationally recognized standards for labor, the environment, and human rights.
Trade agreements negotiated by the U.S. should have requirements that the parties adhere to internationally recognized standards for labor and the environment.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you favor or oppose the reimportation of prescription drugs from Canada?

Favor
Oppose.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

The Patriot Act was signed into law five weeks after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Supporters say it heightens awareness of activities of potential terrorists in this country. Some have voiced concerns about provisions which they feel erode constitutional freedoms. Based on what you know, what is your position?

Repeal the Patriot Act.
Keep the Patriot Act intact and renew those provisions due to expire in 2005.
Let certain provisions of the Patriot Act having to do with search and seizure expire in 2005.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Please select the following statement which most closely matches your view on education.

The No Child Left Behind Act should be rescinded.
The No Child Left Behind Act is properly implemented and creates appropriate levels of accountability. Provide incentives for more vocational education, and teacher training.
Provide more funding as a reward for schools who meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Provide $4,000 of tuition for every year of college.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

What is your position on the issue of recognizing same-sex marriage, and efforts to redefine marriage as only between a man and woman?

I support same-sex marriage. I oppose any legal definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman.
I oppose same-sex marriage. I support the legal definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman.
I support recognition of civil unions, but oppose same-sex marriage. I oppose any legal definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Please select the answer that best describes your view on immigration issues.

Illegal immigrant workers should be given all the fair-labor standards and all the rights and benefits of American workers. They should be allowed to get a driver's license in order to reduce hazards on the highway and allow them to function in our culture.
I do not favor granting citizenship to current illegal immigrants. The U.S. should extend temporary worker status to illegal immigrants.
The U.S. should extend citizenship to current illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years. Their children should have access to health care benefits.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

How would you propose stemming the loss of family farms in the Midwest?

Use anti-trust laws to prevent mergers and acquisitions of farms. Eliminate farm subsidies to corporate producers. Develop community-supported agriculture.
Eliminate the inheritance tax to make it easier to pass farms on to the next generation. Reduce spending on rural development programs and conservative funds.
Ban ownership of farms by meat packers. Develop local food systems such as farmers' markets. Increase land conservation programs.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very
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