VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life is sacred and begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
The institution of marriage should be protected by law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
The institution of marriage should be protected by law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with a more competitive system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal standards; local control & spending: Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Swift capital punishment saves lives: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership is a constitutional right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the border; open border brings illegal girls & drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves: Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade & less spending return US to economic greatness: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists, according to PVS: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Develop missile intercept capability to counter Russians: Strongly Favors topic 15
Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cut Congressional pay & time in session: Favors topic 16
First Amendment includes campaign spending: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lift restrictions on clean drilling in our own territory: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalizing aligns government revenue with drug addiction: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes tax incentives for job creation: Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Jim Bridenstine is a Hard-Core Conservative
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