Tuesday, August 07, 2007

US presidential candidates quiz

The 2Decide website has a quick quiz for you to rank US presidential candidates' platforms against what yours might be, giving scores out of a possible 125 [Hat tip Richard]. Here's my tally below, showing there's no one with whom I agree more than about one-quarter of the time. Based on this alone you'd have to say I'd be staying home on voting day. How 'bout you?

Rudy Giuliani (R) 33
John McCain (R) 32
Duncan Hunter (R) 18
Tommy Thompson (R) 12
Sam Brownback (R) 12
Mike Gravel (D) 7
Tom Tancredo (R) 3
Ron Paul (R) 2
Bill Richardson (D) -3
John Cox (R) -5
Huckabee (R) -8
Mitt Romney (R) -12
Dennis Kucinich (D) -13
Barrack Obama (D) -22
John Edwards (D) -23
Chris Dodd (D) -28
Hillary Clinton (D) -33
Joe Biden (D) -33

UPDATE: Oops, you have to be careful about answering some of the questions since not all are set up as you might think. I've updated my scores to reflect a run through that more closely reflects my views.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Blair said...

I think the Thompson refers to Tommy, not Fred. Fred hasn't declared himself yet.

8/07/2007 09:52:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

Ah, well spotted.

8/07/2007 09:59:00 am  
Anonymous richard mcgrath said...

The politician that agreed with my viewes the most was... Ron Paul! fancy that. The 3 politicians that agree with me least were Romney, Hunter and Giuliani (at least 2 of whom were Republicans). Trouble with those politicians who want to force American taxpayers to pay for policing the world, is that they will make life hell for those same Americans by bugging and torturung them and blocking their access to the means of self-defence.

8/07/2007 12:32:00 pm  
Anonymous richard mcgrath said...

Whoops, at least 3 typos in that last post, the standards are slipping. Apologies all round.

8/07/2007 12:36:00 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

My scores - all Democrats ahead of all Republicans. Only two Republicans with positive scores - Paul (17) and McCain (1). Clear front-runner - Kucinich (39).

My conclusion - this test is worse than useless.

8/07/2007 02:05:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

I suspect you're right, Richard G., since the three of us are all over the map [but then you two are Saddamites, of course ;^) ] but it did at least encourage me to check out some of those no-name candidates.

8/07/2007 02:16:00 pm  
Anonymous JC said...

Trouble is they are currently trying to win approval from their Dem or Repub bases, which include the extremists.

From a selfish pov I'd go for Guiliani, McCain, Hunter, Fred Thompson and Hilary because they'd generally be better on the WoT and trade. Guiliani and Fred being my top picks.

JC

8/08/2007 09:00:00 am  
Anonymous Andrew B said...

I think the test is useless - though I haven't had the time to do the test since I have now resigned and attend work from 10am to lunch and from lunch for half an hour before I go home at 3pm.

I base this on the fact that John McKey was only a point behind Giuliani in PC's rankings and Baracks for Osama came out ahead of Hellary.

Anyway, I've typed too much and I'm tired. Time to go read SOLOP and RoR.

8/08/2007 11:50:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The test is worthless because it makes so much assumptions. Doesn't ask you why you oppose certain things and what your alternative solutions would be. Here are my results and seeing as I know what all the main candidates positions are I can tell you it is waaaaaay off.

Gravel 40
Kyoto, Universal Healthcare

Paul 37
Abortion Rights, Embryonic Stem Cells, Citizenship Path for Illegals, Border Fence, Same-Sex Marriage

Kucinich 29
No Child Left Behind, ANWR Drilling, Kyoto, Assault Weapons Ban, Guns - Background Checks, Net Neutrality, Minimum Wage Increase, Universal Healthcare

McCain 11
Abortion Rights, Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, ANWR Drilling, Guns - Background Checks, Patriot Act, Border Fence, Iran - Military Action, Iraq War, Iraq Troop Surge, Iraq Withdrawal, Same-Sex Marriage

Richardson 6
Death Penalty, Kyoto, Guns - Background Checks, Patriot Act, Net Neutrality, Iran - Military Action, Minimum Wage Increase, Same-Sex Marriage, Universal Healthcare

Brownback 6
Abortion Rights, No Child Left Behind, Embryonic Stem Cells, Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Border Fence, Iraq War, Same-Sex Marriage, Same-Sex Civil Union, Same-Sex Constitutional Ban

Biden 1
Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, ANWR Drilling, Assault Weapons Ban, Guns - Background Checks, Patriot Act, Border Fence, Net Neutrality, Minimum Wage Increase, Same-Sex Marriage

Thompson 1
Abortion Rights, Death Penalty, Guantanamo, Citizenship Path for Illegals, Border Fence, Iraq Troop Surge

Edwards 1
Death Penalty, No Child Left Behind, ANWR Drilling, Assault Weapons Ban, Guns - Background Checks, Patriot Act, Net Neutrality, Iran - Military Action, Minimum Wage Increase, Same-Sex Marriage, Universal Healthcare

Obama -1
Dodd -1
Clinton -9
Cox -12
Giuliani -13
Tancredo -28
Huckabee -30
Hunter -31
Romney -46

8/09/2007 04:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a minute...I think i took the test wrong...

8/09/2007 04:54:00 pm  

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