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Select A Candidate is intended to help you think about the issues and introduce you to the candidates' positions. We have detailed information about each candidate's stand on key issues under the "Candidate Positions" tab, and we encourage you to learn more about each of them before deciding whom to vote for. There is no scientific value to the cumulative results shown below, and Minnesota Public Radio does not claim they are representative of the electorate. MPR updates the survey throughout the campaign and resets the cumulative results from time to time.

Candidates ranked by average of matches overall

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
64%
John McCain
John McCain
29%
Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
4%
Bob Barr
Bob Barr
3%

Issue importance selected by people taking the survey

 
Not Important 
 
Somewhat Important 
 
Very Important 

Iraq
2% 44% 54%
Health care
2% 54% 44%
Education
3% 56% 41%
Abortion
7% 53% 40%
Immigration
4% 57% 39%
Taxes
6% 60% 34%
Energy
3% 65% 32%
Social Security
6% 65% 29%
Death penalty
5% 68% 27%
The mortgage crisis
10% 67% 23%
S-CHIP
7% 72% 21%
Gun control
3% 69% 28%
Climate change
6% 65% 29%
Afghanistan
4% 69% 27%
G.I. Bill Expansion
6% 74% 20%
Sub-prime mortgage
14% 68% 18%