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Policy In Their Own Words

The website is a goldmine of information about the presidential candidates and how they stand on the major issues of the day. The best part is that every position is backed up by the candidate’s own words using extensive quotes.

For example, if you want to know how the candidates feel about abortion rights, you might be surprised to find that all four candidates support abortion. Well, except for the fact that Trump seems to have changed his position several times. Most recently he said he would support changing the Republican platform to allow abortion in case of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. But before that he has expressed both CON and PRO opinions (and also a “NOT CLEARLY PRO OR CON” opinion), which they list.

The site lists over 70 issues, including on fracking, government surveillance, gun control, private prisons, immigration, minimum wage, climate change, gay marriage, torture, Obamacare, and so forth.

It is a great site to wander around. See if you can guess a candidate’s position on a topic before you click through to see the answer. Or if you are in a hurry, a single page summary. They even provide a quiz you can take to see which candidate matches your beliefs. You might be surprised by the results.



  1. Wildwood wrote:

    That is an interesting site. I should be voting for Stein but Clinton is just two answers behind, and so I will stick with one who actually might win. I was out there all alone in requiring mandatory national service. I’ve thought that was a good idea for decades now and do not understand why this would not be good, not just for the country, but for the people themselves.

    Trump has changed his mind 27 out of 71 questions. It should be interesting to return in a few weeks and see if that has changed.

    Monday, September 5, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Policy positions are not the only reason to vote for someone for president. I too had Stein as my policy match, but (like you) had Clinton close behind. But I plan to vote for Clinton for many other reasons.

    Monday, September 5, 2016 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  3. zyvlyn wrote:

    Not much surprise here.

    1. Clinton
    2. Stein
    3. Johnson
    Distant 4. Turump

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm | Permalink