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)
Opposed new fees & inspections for abortion clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix ACA rather than just scrapping it: Favors topic 5
Restore funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP: 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)
Bipartisan effort with Mitt Romney to shore up entitlements: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Will work to provide equal opportunity to students: Opposes topic 7
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban bump stocks; close the gun show/internet loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make tax system simpler, fairer, more predictable: Favors topic 11
CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bipartisan reform, secure borders; resolve DACA: Favors topic 12
Give DREAMers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Create a guest worker program for some illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Long overdue to stand up to China's abusive trade practices: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports an all-of-the-above energy portfolio: Opposes topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Marijuana banking bill gives safe harbor for businesses: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

Ben McAdams is a Moderate Liberal
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