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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

We list below summaries of one public figures's issue stances related to each topic, and which AmericansElect.org quiz answer each issue stance indicates. Click on the quiz answer link to see the full original excerpt and citations.
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AmericansElect Question & Answer
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Question 1 answer A on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 7 out of 8 statements:

Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding: A on question 1
Permanently repeal the estate tax: A on question 1
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: A on question 1
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: B on question 1
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: A on question 1
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: A on question 1
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: A on question 1
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: A on question 1
This question weighted at 20% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 41 statements.)

Question 2 answer D on Energy:

When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 8 out of 9 statements:

Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons: D on question 2
Sponsored bill prohibiting EPA regulation of greenhouse gas: B on question 2
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: D on question 2
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: D on question 2
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: D on question 2
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: D on question 2
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: D on question 2
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: D on question 2
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: D on question 2
This question weighted at 22% importance.
(Relative importance: 9 out of 41 statements.)

Question 3 answer D on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 5 out of 9 statements:

Repeal any federal health care takeover: D on question 3
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: D on question 3
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: C on question 3
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: D on question 3
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: D on question 3
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: C on question 3
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: D on question 3
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: C on question 3
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: B on question 3
This question weighted at 22% importance.
(Relative importance: 9 out of 41 statements.)

Question 4 answer D on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 4 out of 4 statements:

Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: D on question 4
Declare English as the official language of the US: D on question 4
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: D on question 4
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: D on question 4
This question weighted at 10% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 41 statements.)

Question 5 answer A on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 3 out of 5 statements:

Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: A on question 5
Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America: A on question 5
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: A on question 5
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: C on question 5
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: B on question 5
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 41 statements.)

Question 6 answer A on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 2 out of 5 statements:

Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: A on question 6
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: B on question 6
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: C on question 6
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: A on question 6
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: B on question 6
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 41 statements.)

Question 7 answer A on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 4 out of 5 statements:

Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: A on question 7
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: C on question 7
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: A on question 7
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: A on question 7
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: A on question 7
This question weighted at 12% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 41 statements.)

Question 8 answer A on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 4 out of 11 statements:

Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: A on question 8
Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle: D on question 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: C on question 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: B on question 8
Establish an International Conservation Strategy: D on question 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: C on question 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: B on question 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: D on question 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: A on question 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: A on question 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: A on question 8
This question weighted at 27% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 41 statements.)

Question 9 answer B on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'B' from 3 out of 3 statements:

YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: B on question 9
YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops: B on question 9
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: B on question 9
This question weighted at 7% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 41 statements.)

Other candidates' AmericansElect.org quiz: Marsha Blackburn on the issues:
TN Gubernatorial:
Bill Haslam
David French
Diane Black
Karl Dean
Mark Green
TN Senatorial:
Bo Heyward
Bob Corker
Bob Tuke
Chris Lugo
Ed Bryant
Gordon Ball
James Mackler
Joe Carr
Kenneth Eaton
Lamar Alexander
Larry Crim
Mark Clayton
Mike Padgett
Phil Bredesen
Stephen Fincher
Terry Adams
Van Hilleary
Zach Poskevich

Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) vs.Jones(D) vs.<Moore<(R)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(I) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Boyce(R) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Rick Scott?(R) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(I)
MN-2: Franken(R) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Cramer(R) vs.Campbell(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Rich(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D) vs.Webber(R)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Gibbons(R) vs.Renacci(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone?(R) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Bredesen(D) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D) vs.Fincher(R) vs.Blackburn(R)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Romney(R)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R) vs.Stewart(R) vs.Freitas(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs.Milne(D) vs.MacGovern(D)
WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Luke(L) vs.Ferguson(D)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R) vs.Vinehout(D)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Jenkins(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) vs.Trauner(D)
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Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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