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SelectSmart.com2016 Presidential Candidate Selector
You may select a position for every issue, or just select issues important to you. The positions of these potential candidates are based upon their voting records, special interest group ratings and their statements in the public record. In cases where there is no known public record or statement, these politicos are not rated on that issue. We add candidates, update their views and include new issues as they become known or change. Check back as we near the election.
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1. What would be your ideal candidate's position on ABORTION?
Would support the pro-choice positions of organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Would support the pro-life positions of organizations like National Right to Life Committee.
Neither/No opinion
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2. What would be your ideal candidate's position on CAPITAL PUNISHMENT?
Would support the death penalty.
Would oppose the death penalty.
Neither/No opinion
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3. What would be your ideal candidate's position on GUN CONTROL?
Would support gun control legislation recommended by groups such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Would oppose gun control legislation, agreeing with groups such as the NRA and the Gun Owners of America.
Neither/No opinion
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4. What would be your ideal candidate's position on MARIJUANA laws?
Would not advocate any sort of legalization of marijuana.
Would support legalization for doctor prescribed medical use of marijuana.
Would support a general decriminalization of marijuana.
None/No opinion
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5. What would be your ideal candidate's on BUSINESS & LABOR?
Would favor the pro-business positions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and similar groups.
Would favor the pro-labor positions of the AFL-CIO and similar groups.
Neither/No opinion
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6. What would be your ideal candidate's position on the MINIMUM WAGE?
Would have a history of supporting increases in the minimum wage.
Would have a history of opposing increases in the minimum wage.
Neither/No opinion
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7. What would be your ideal candidate's position on IMMIGRATION LAW?
Would generally oppose laws that offer citizenship to immigrants who entered the United States illegally,
Would generally support laws that offer citizenship to immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
Neither/No opinion
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8. What would be your ideal candidate's position on HEALTH CARE?
Would "repeal and replace" the health insurance reform bill signed by Obama (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).
Would support the health insurance reform bill signed by Obama (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).
Neither/No opinion
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9. What would be your ideal candidate's position on EDUCATION?
Would generally oppose the positions of the National Education Association. Would tend to support government issued school vouchers which parents can apply toward tuition at a private school or other alternatives to public school.
Would generally support the NEA. Would tend to oppose school vouchers as they undermine the public education system by threatening its funding and enrollment.
Neither/No opinion
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10. What would be your ideal candidate's position on SAME SEX MARRIAGE?
Would oppose marriage for same-sex couples.
Would support marriage for same-sex couples.
Neither/No opinion
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11. What would be your ideal candidate's position on BUDGET ISSUES?
Would prefer to cut government spending as a way to balance the budget, avoiding any tax increases.
Would prefer to consider both tax increases and spending cuts as a way to balance the budget.
Neither/No opinion
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12. What would be your ideal candidate's position on the ENVIRONMENT & PROPERTY RIGHTS when they conflict?
Would favor positions of environmental groups like the League of Conservation Voters.
Would support positions of property rights advocating groups like the American Land Rights Association.
Neither/No opinion
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13. What would be your ideal candidate's position regarding CLIMATE CHANGE?
Anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change is real, a real concern and requires concerted action by governments and citizens.
Climate change is not real and/or doesn't require action.
Neither/No opinion
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14. What would be your ideal candidate's position regarding NUCLEAR ENERGY?
Would support the building on new nuclear power plants and/or the reopening of shuttered nuclear power plants.
Would oppose the building on new nuclear power plants and/or the reopening of shuttered nuclear power plants.
Neither/No opinion
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15. What would be your ideal candidate's position on VOTER REGISTRATION?
Would favor voter ID laws as a way to stop voter fraud.
Would oppose voter ID laws as it is its real intent is voter suppression.
Neither/No opinion
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16. What would be your ideal candidate's positions regarding ANIMALS?
Would tend to agree with and attract the endorsements of the United States Humane Society and other animal protection organizations.
Would tend to oppose the positions of the United States Humane Society and other animal protection organizations.
Neither/No opinion
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17. What would be your ideal candidate's position on SOCIAL SECURITY?
Would work to make it solvent, possibly raising the earnings ceiling and/or the retirement age, etc.
Replace it. Would consider other options, including privatization.
Neither/No opinion
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18. What would be your ideal candidate's position on TRADE ISSUES?
Would tend to support fair trade policies.
Would tend to support free trade policies.
Neither/No opinion
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