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Have you ever taken the "I Side With" political survey?

Asked by rockfan (12823points) July 10th, 2015

Most political surveys are generic and a waste of time, but “I Side With” really impressed me, it’s the most accurate one I’ve ever taken. The survey took me about 40 minutes. What about you?

http://www.isidewith.com/

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

According to that, I agreed 95% of the time with Bernie Sanders, which doesn’t surprise me at all. He’s who I’m voting for.

johnpowell's avatar

Got Bernie too. But 99%. http://i.imgur.com/ryxzBJY.png

But I will vote for Clinton anyways. I voted for Nader in 2000. So yeah, I am not doing that again. The worst Democrat is still better than the best Republican.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@johnpowell Definitely know what you’re talking about. That’s what I’ve always done, but it’s making me feel like a fraud. Especially because if everyone just voted for who they actually wanted to, I feel like more than two candidates would stand a chance. But I know… that will probably never happen. I hate the state of this country. sigh.

Zaku's avatar

But Sander is a Democrat, so it wouldn’t be like Nader. The Dems will pick one or the other.

johnpowell's avatar

@Zaku :: Bernie has no chance in the GE. I don’t want Hillary to even have to deal with spending money against him. I love the dude but I am pissed that he is even running. We simply can’t risk another Republican President.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I got Rubio

Issues we side on…
Domestic Policy

Most Important

Do you support increased gun control? stats discuss

Your answers: No S

Most Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S

More Important

Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

Your similar answer: No, background checks are ineffective and a waste of government resources
the Economy

More Important

Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S

More Important

Should all welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S

Somewhat Important

Should employers be required to pay men and women, who perform the same work, the same salary? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

Your similar answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary
Immigration

Somewhat Important

Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No, the government should not subsidize healthcare S

Your similar answer: No

Somewhat Important

Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S

Somewhat Important

Should immigrants to the U.S. be required to learn English? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S
Foreign Policy

Somewhat Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Your answers: No S

Somewhat Important

Should the government decrease military spending? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No, increase the military budget S

Your similar answer: No
Healthcare

More Important

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

Your similar answer: NO,
We need universal healthcare but not like this.
the Environment

More Important

Should National Parks continue to be preserved and protected by the federal government? stats discuss

Your answers: Yes S
Education

Somewhat Important

Do you support the adoption of Common Core national educational standards? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level S

Your similar answer: No
Social

Less Important

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Your answers: Pro-life S
Issues we do not side on…
Social

More Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

You: Yes

More Important

Should a business, based on religious beliefs, be able to deny service to a customer? stats discuss

We could not determine Marco Rubio’s stance on this issue

You: Yes, any business should be able to deny service for any reason
Healthcare

Somewhat Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

You: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No, and let each state decide their own level of coverage S

You: Yes
Foreign Policy

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: Yes S

You: No
Education

Somewhat Important

Would you support increasing taxes on the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

You: Change the rules on student loans. They need to be bankruptable.
the Environment

Less Important

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: Yes S

You: No

More Important

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent global warming? stats discuss

Marco Rubio: No S

You: Remove the power grid, using energy generation that makes sense for the area. Use small disconnected local grids. Encourage bicycle traffic and agrarian based small communities. Dismantle central cities and suburbia

JLeslie's avatar

I got Bernie 90% and Hillary 73%.

Zaku's avatar

I hadn’t, but I just did. I particularly like that they share the statistics on what people said.

It gave me 95% Sanders,

and “agree on no major issues” with almost every single Republican:
Rand Paul 24%
Jeb Bush 17%
Trump 13%
Santorum 9%

Brian1946's avatar

I side 97% wit Boinie.

I side 93% with Hillary, which surprised me. I thought we’d agree less and she’s actually more progressive on some issues than I am.

However, my primary difference with her is that she supports fracking, and I DON’T.

jca's avatar

Hilary supports fracking?

I have not yet taken the test.

DoNotKnow's avatar

99% Bernie Sanders
88% Hillary Clinton

syz's avatar

I’ve taken it before, and still got Berrie Sanders by 92%.

ragingloli's avatar

I side with Bernie Sanders on 95% of issues in the 2016 Presidential election
Issues we side on…
the Economy

Should the federal government subsidize U.S. farmers?
Bernie Sanders: Yes
Your similar answer: Yes, but only subsidize small local farms instead of large corporations

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and make it a living wage S
Your partially similar answer: Yes, and adjust the wage level according to inflation every year

Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work?
Bernie Sanders: No, “workfare” is a form of slave labor S
Your partially similar answer: No, but in order to receive benefits they should be looking for a job or enrolled in education and job training programs

Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates?
Bernie Sanders: No, corporations should pay a 35% tax rate just like the average American taxpayer and heavily penalized if they don’t S
Your similar answer: No

Should pension plans for federal, state and local government workers be transitioned into private plans?
Your answers: No, current pensions play an important role in the well being of our senior citizens S

Should Wall Street executives be criminally charged for their roles in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis?
Your answers: Yes, these executives committed fraud and should be fined and jailed for their roles in creating the largest financial crisis since the great depression S

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Bernie Sanders: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead S
Your similar answer: No, cuts to public spending will have a negative impact on the economy

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?
Your answers: No, but decrease tax rates for seniors S

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?
Your answers: Help S

Should all welfare recipients be tested for drugs?
Bernie Sanders: No, this is a waste of time and money S
Your similar answer: No

Should employers be required to pay men and women, who perform the same work, the same salary?
Your answers: Yes S

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Bernie Sanders: No S
Your similar answer: No, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

Domestic Policy

Do you support the Patriot act?
Your answers: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillance S

Do you support affirmative action programs?
Your answers: Yes S

Do you support increased gun control?
Your answers: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training S

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?
Your answers: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time for drug use S

Should corporations and unions be permitted to fund advertisements backing political candidates through political action committees (Super PACS)?
Your answers: No, corporations are not people and should not be allowed to finance political campaigns S

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
Your similar answer: Yes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

Should internet service providers be allowed to prioritize traffic for websites that pay higher rates than their competitors?
Bernie Sanders: No, this would allow telecommunication companies to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices S
Your similar answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check?
Your answers: Yes S

Should the NSA be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?
Bernie Sanders: No S
Your partially similar answer: No, and abolish the NSA

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?
Bernie Sanders: No, this will disadvantage lower income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors S
Your similar answer: No

Foreign Policy

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
Your similar answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, just like U.S. citizens, terrorists should be given a fair trial in federal courts S
Your similar answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Should the government decrease military spending?
Your answers: Yes S

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?
Bernie Sanders: No, spying on our allies will severely damage our reputation abroad S
Your partially similar answer: No, and abolish the NSA

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?
Your answers: Yes, but only with full cooperation from the United Nations S

Do you support President Obama’s recent move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?
Your answers: Yes S

Should the U.S. conduct targeted airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities?
Your answers: No S

Social

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Your answers: Yes S

What is your stance on abortion?
Your answers: Pro-choice S

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?
Your answers: Yes S

Should the federal government allow the death penalty?
Bernie Sanders: No, too many people are innocently convicted S
Your similar answer: No

Should a business, based on religious beliefs, be able to deny service to a customer?
Your answers: No S

Should the federal government allow states to fly the confederate flag?
Your answers: No S

Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
Your similar answer: Yes, but it should not grant their parents citizenship

Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and grant them citizenship S
Your partially similar answer: Yes, if they pay taxes

Should illegal immigrants working in the U.S. be granted temporary amnesty?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
Your similar answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for non-violent criminals

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and grant financial assistance and scholarships S
Your partially similar answer: Yes, as long as they pay taxes

Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security?
Bernie Sanders: No S
Your similar answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Should immigrants to the U.S. be required to learn English?
Your answers: No, America has and always will be a melting pot of diversity S

the Environment

Should National Parks continue to be preserved and protected by the federal government?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and expand the government’s domain to protect more land S
Your similar answer: Yes

Should the federal government continue to give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, the wind power industry is an important alternative to coal and natural gas S
Your similar answer: Yes, the future of our economy relies on the creation of jobs in sustainable energy

Should the United States require labeling of genetically engineered foods?
Your answers: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food S

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Your answers: No S

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent global warming?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and provide incentives for alternative energy production S
Your similar answer: Yes

Healthcare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
Your answers: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better S

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses S
Your similar answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?
Your answers: Yes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system S
Education

Would you support increasing taxes on the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
Your similar answer: Yes, and increase public funding so every student receives a free college education

Issues we do not side on…

Social

Should the government require health insurance companies to provide free birth control?
Bernie Sanders: Yes S
You: No, it should be covered like any other prescription

Should the U.S. remove references to God from currency, federal buildings, national monuments and other aspects of government?
We could not determine Bernie Sanders’ stance on this issue
You: Yes

the Environment

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?
Bernie Sanders: No S
You: Incentivize the private sector to develop alternative forms of energy

Immigration

Should law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes so that federal immigration authorities can take custody of them?
Bernie Sanders: No, too many non-violent immigrants are deported S
You: Yes

Domestic Policy

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?
We could not determine Bernie Sanders’ stance on this issue
You: Yes

Foreign Policy

Should the U.S. maintain a presence at the United Nations?
We could not determine Bernie Sanders’ stance on this issue
You: Yes

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?
We could not determine Bernie Sanders’ stance on this issue
You: No, the U.S. military does not have the right to fly unmanned aircraft over foreign countries without a Congressional declaration of war.

Education

Do you support the adoption of Common Core national educational standards?
Bernie Sanders: No, teach to each student’s potential instead of uniform testing S
You: Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation

keobooks's avatar

I got 99% Bernie Sanders. This was the very first time I ever took one of those tests that I actually recognized the candidate. In the past, I always get the far left wing kook that gets .01% of the vote in Iowa.

jca's avatar

I thought I liked Hilary but I feel so strongly against fracking that I can’t envision voting for someone who is for it, even if I agree with a lot of her on a lot of other things.

JLeslie's avatar

Fracking must be part of why my score for Hillary was lower than I expected. I can still vote for her though. I don’t like fracking, but it isn’t a deciding issue for me that I can’t pull the lever for a candidate. I wonder where she stands on nuclear power? I’m dead set against it. For some reason discussion about nuclear power has quieted down.

dxs's avatar

98% Bernie Sanders.
2% with Ted Cruz hahaha

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