VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% pro-choice; it is a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
No discrimination over sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Agrees with Supreme Court upholding same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
For bipartisan plan to fix ObamaCare's problems: Favors topic 5
Will fight to lower prescription drug costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Improve ACA; don't get rid of private insurance: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare has taken the US a step in the right direction: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Social Security to include teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need a well-funded public education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Police reform: ban chokeholds, guarantee body cameras: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks, honest conversation about guns: Opposes topic 10
Gun regulation is a necessity: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't pay for tax cuts for wealthy by undermining healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give DREAMers a chance to become full citizens: Strongly Favors topic 12
For secure borders & meaningful immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pulling out of Trans-Pacific Partnership cost us influence: Strongly Favors topic 13
No reason for tariffs against NATO allies: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need strong military, but also strong diplomatic corps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
America's role in the world is that of a unique leader: Strongly Favors topic 14
PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fully fund the VA so veterans get quality health care: Strongly Favors topic 15
Perform national service to get college aid: Favors topic 15
CC:No additional spending on securing the grid: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
We must protect election process from foreign interference: Strongly Favors topic 16
I served in the military for 24 years; I voted by mail: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support NATO alliance; support two-state Israel solution: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No nukes in North Korea; nuke deal with Iran: Opposes topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change: wars will fought over water, resources: Favors topic 18
Invest in renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change is a fact we can no longer deny: Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Will work for real investments in tackling opioid crisis: Strongly Favors topic 19
For medical cannabis; research full legalization: Favors topic 19
Medical marijuana can help PTSD and addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Against rolling back Dodd-Frank banking regulations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Help working class families with checks during pandemic: Strongly Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Amy McGrath is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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