Political Matchmaking

Took the matchmaking survey offered by Glassbooth. Their survey won’t find your soulmate; it’s designed to find the presidential candidate whose stance on the issues matches your own.

My results?  Seems Dennis Kucinich (D) is my best bet.  He’s against the Iraq war (and has voted against it every time it’s come up in Congress), he’s for a national single-payer healthcare system, against warrantless wiretapping (voted against the Patriot Act every time it’s come up), and for an Energy Policy that moves us away from oil and coal.

That’s actually how I was leaning to vote in the primaries, so kudos to Glassbooth for accuracy.

One nice feature: the site gives you references for each of the policy positions they claim for the candidates.  I like reading what the candidate has *actually* said (or even better, how they’ve voted) about an issue, rather relying on some pundit’s assumption that so-and-so is “liberal” or “conservative.”

Try the survey out. What are your results?  Are they what you expected?  Do the results change how you will/would vote?

2 thoughts on “Political Matchmaking

  1. Here are mine:

    My closest matches were Edwards (80%) and Kucinich (80%), with the other main dems being 72% for Obama (5th) and 71% Clinton (7th). My highest republicans were Paul (49%) and Huckabee (47%).

    This was fairly surprising to me, coming from originally Republican leanings years ago, and a decidedly “independent” and “apathetical” stance of late. It’s interesting to note that while the quiz was fairly thorough, there are specific issues of particular interest to me (copyright and digital media, as well as space policy, come to mind) that weren’t addressed.

    I guess, from that limited standpoint, that means I’m hopeful for Edwards: Obama’s taken an anti-NASA (specifically anti-Mars) budget stance that’s rather ignorant, and Hillary… well, no. Just… no.

    I’m not sure how this might impact my voting – I’m registered independent, so no primaries for me. We’ll see how the chips fall for the main election…


  2. My closest was John McCain – which isn’t suprising, since I’ve read all his books. (I read Obama’s too, but that’s besides the point!)


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