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Rick Snyder on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Vetoed total abortion ban; signed abortion restrictions. (Dec 2013)
  • Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law. (Oct 2011)
  • Make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense. (Oct 2011)
  • Firmly pro-life, which begins at conception. (Nov 2010)
  • Embryos are human life; but support stem cell initiative. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Create an environment that encourages job growth. (Jan 2014)
Rick Snyder on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Recognize 300 gay marriages conducted in 2014. (Feb 2015)
  • Add LGBT anti-discrimination to civil rights law. (Feb 2015)
  • Against benefits for domestic partners. (Sep 2011)
  • Against gay marriage but supports civil unions. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Closed $1.5B budget deficit while eliminating business tax. (Nov 2013)
  • Pure Michigan Business Connect: match-making for purchasing. (Jan 2013)
  • Replace MBT with flat corporate income tax. (Nov 2010)
  • One Tough Nerd: venture capitalist & high-tech executive. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Improve legal representation for poor. (Oct 2011)
  • Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases. (Jul 2011)
  • Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor. (Feb 2011)
Rick Snyder on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Enforce prescription law, but Good Samaritans get treatment. (Jan 2017)
  • Reduce supply, combating production of meth. (Jul 2011)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Rick Snyder on Education
Click here for 2 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • CCSTEP: capital equipment for training in community colleges. (Jan 2017)
  • Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries. (Apr 2011)
Rick Snyder on Energy & Oil
Click here for the full quote on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Protect our environment while meeting our energy needs. (Jan 2017)
Rick Snyder on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Pure Michigan: promote tourism like U.P. and brewery trail. (Jan 2017)
  • More resources to fight invasive species in Great Lakes. (Jan 2017)
  • Work tirelessly, plus $27M, to make Flint's water safe. (Jan 2017)
  • Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers. (Mar 2011)
  • Protect natural resources; user fees contribute $3B/year. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Adoption rate in Michigan is up 25 percentage points. (Jan 2015)
  • Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Snyder on Free Trade
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  • Took 24 attempts to get New International Trade Crossing. (Jan 2013)
  • Open new doors to global markets. (Oct 2011)
  • Increase Canada trade with new Detroit River bridge. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Government Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Vetoed voter identification bill. (Dec 2013)
  • No photo ID for absentee voting. (Jul 2012)
  • Michigan Dashboard: measure progress & present it publicly. (Jan 2011)
  • Make Michigan a national leader in transparency and ethics. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Absolutely uphold the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Rick Snyder on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Get communities more involved in mental health courts;. (Jan 2013)
  • Improve cost, quality and access with wellness & prevention. (Jan 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Homeland Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • 24/7/365 service to our veterans for benefits. (Jan 2015)
  • There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Welcome Syrian refugees to Michigan, after full review. (Nov 2015)
  • 50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit. (Jan 2014)
  • Openly encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to immigrate. (Jan 2011)
Rick Snyder on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • People now moving to Michigan for good jobs. (Jan 2017)
  • MAT2: Michigan Advanced Technician Training for skills gap. (Jan 2014)
  • Quietly signed law making Michigan a right-to-work state. (Dec 2013)
  • Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future. (Mar 2011)
Rick Snyder on Local Issues
Click here for 4 full quotes on Local Issues OR background on Local Issues.
  • $28M to deal with Flint water treatment crisis. (Jan 2016)
  • Detroit has a bright future, but more work to be done. (Jan 2015)
  • Detroit bankruptcy is an opportunity to stabilize Detroit. (Jul 2013)
  • Reform no-fault auto insurance: We have largest claims in US. (Jan 2013)
Rick Snyder on Principles & Values
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  • Refuses to answer political organizations' questionnaires. (Nov 2010)
Rick Snyder on Social Security
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  • Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees. (Apr 2011)
Rick Snyder on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax. (May 2011)
Rick Snyder on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Invest billions to address risk of aging infrastructure. (Jan 2017)
  • Take leadership role in cyber defense and development. (Oct 2011)
  • Census figures reinforce need for aggressive administration. (Mar 2011)
Rick Snyder on War & Peace
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Rick Snyder on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants. (Oct 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vetoed total abortion ban; signed abortion restrictions: Opposes topic 1
Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Firmly pro-life, which begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Embryos are human life; but support stem cell initiative: Favors topic 1
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Recognize 300 gay marriages conducted in 2014: Favors topic 3
Add LGBT anti-discrimination to civil rights law: Favors topic 3
Against benefits for domestic partners: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Against gay marriage but supports civil unions: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need: Favors topic 5
Improve cost, quality and access with wellness & prevention: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pure Michigan: promote tourism like U.P. and brewery trail: Opposes topic 8
More resources to fight invasive species in Great Lakes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Work tirelessly, plus $27M, to make Flint's water safe: Opposes topic 8
Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants: Favors topic 9
Improve legal representation for poor: Opposes topic 9
Take leadership role in cyber defense and development: Favors topic 9
Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases: Favors topic 9
Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolutely uphold the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace MBT with flat corporate income tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit: Strongly Favors topic 12
Openly encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to immigrate: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open new doors to global markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Increase Canada trade with new Detroit River bridge: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Welcome Syrian refugees to Michigan, after full review: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
24/7/365 service to our veterans for benefits: Favors topic 15
There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Vetoed voter identification bill: Favors topic 16
No photo ID for absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make Michigan a national leader in transparency and ethics: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect our environment while meeting our energy needs: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Enforce prescription law, but Good Samaritans get treatment: Favors topic 19
Reduce supply, combating production of meth: Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
People now moving to Michigan for good jobs: Favors topic 20
Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future: Strongly Favors topic 20

Rick Snyder is a Moderate Libertarian.
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