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Question: Who is your VoteEasy "Best Match" for POTUS this year?
Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
Newt Gingrich
Ron Paul
Gary Johnson
Buddy Roemer
Jill Stein
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« on: April 04, 2012, 06:03:36 pm »
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Rather than grave-dig something up from 2010 I decided that we could all use a fresh start here. Personally, I would have preferred if they had included the Constitution Party's candidate, Virgil Goode, and Socialist Party USA candidate Stewart Alexander to diversify the field a bit more (not to mention a few questions pertinent to such candidates). Still, I figured nobody else had posted this yet and maybe some folks would be interested in giving it a go.

For me the results were:

96% - Jill Stein
69% - Barack Obama
49% - Gary Johnson
46% - Buddy Roemer
36% - Ron Paul
23% - Mitt Romney
23% - Rick Santorum
21% - Newt Gingrich
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 06:38:01 pm »
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I didn't find this quiz too terribly accurate. The questions weren't nuanced enough on most issues for me to express my views.

Roemer is an interesting result though. I've never gotten him on a political quiz before.

Buddy Roemer 67%
Rick Santorum 67%
Mitt Romney 67%
Newt Gingrich 65%
Ron Paul 60%
Barack Obama 57%
Gary Johnson 55%
Jill Stein 52%
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 06:47:51 pm »
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Jill Stein 80%
Barack Obama 73%
Buddy Roemer 60%
Gary Johnson 59%
Ron Paul 40%
Mitt Romney 36%
Rick Santorum 36%
Newt Gingrich 35%
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 07:12:43 pm »
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Education and Infrastructure spending seemed to push Newt closer to me ideologically.


Gingrich: 94%
Santorum: 92%
Romney: 92%
Paul: 84%
Roemer: 79%
Johnson: 71%
Stein: 37%
Obama: 33%


Gingrich and me agreed 100% of the time for roughly 2/3rds of the test.

Still: Santorum 2012.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 07:23:30 pm »
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What's the Shows Courage thing about? Is this site behind the Greens?
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 07:32:55 pm »
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Off the top of my head I believe there is a political "courage" test submitted to candidates for public office asking them to detail what their positions are on a large number of issues - many of which are controversial - and at times quite specific. The pitch is it gives voters an opportunity to see where a person stands on the issues. For one reason or another most candidates choose not to fill it out, so they get branded as lacking courage. It just happens that out of the bunch, Stein is the only one who set aside time to fill it out this time around.

Incidentally, to some extent I am inclined to agree with TJ about the questions.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 07:34:06 pm »
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Johnson 63%
Stein 62%
Obama 60%
Roemer 52%
Gingrich 46%
Paul 43%
Romney 37%
Santorum 37%

Interesting.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 07:44:45 pm »
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Obama 95%
Stein 68%
Roemer 32%
Johnson 29%
Gingrich 28%
Santorum 20%
Romney 20%
Paul 13%
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 07:47:33 pm »
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Ron Paul: 89%
Gary Johnson: 78%
Buddy Roemer: 71%
Mitt Romney: 69%
Rick Santorum: 69%
Newt Gingrich: 63%
Jill Stein: 53%
Barack Obama: 21%
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 07:54:50 pm »
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I accidentally closed the tab, but Gary Johnson was my best match, followed by New Gingrich.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 07:59:00 pm »
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Obama - 82%
Stein - 68%
Johnson - 37%
Roemer - 32%
Santorum/Romney - 25%
Gingrich - 21%
Paul - 18%
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 09:26:07 pm »
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Roemer - 72%
Johnson - 59%
Stein - 58%
Paul - 56%
Romtorum - 53%
Obama - 50%
Gingrich - 42%

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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 09:36:46 pm »
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Gary Johnson - 91%
Ron Paul - 88%
Mitt Romney - 75%
Rick Santorum - 75%
Buddy Roemer - 73%
Newt Gingrich - 68%
Jill Stein - 55%
Barack Obama - 25%
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 09:41:34 pm »
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Barack Obama 57%
Gary Johnson 55%

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 10:26:19 pm »
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Roemer 77%
Gingrich 77%
Romney 74%
Santorum 74%
Paul 67%
Johnson 56%
Obama 52%
Stein 47%
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Obama 65%
Roemer 61%
Stein 58%
Johnson 57%
Gingrich 51%
Paul 50%
Romney 44%
Santorum 44%
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Gary Johnson - 91%
Ron Paul - 88%
Mitt Romney - 75%
Rick Santorum - 75%
Buddy Roemer - 73%
Newt Gingrich - 68%
Jill Stein - 55%
Barack Obama - 25%

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Barack Obama 71%
Buddy Roemer 56%
Jill Stein 52%
Newt Gingrich 46%
Gary Johnson 41%
Ron Paul 40%
Rick Santorum 38%
Mitt Romney 38%
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Gary Johnson   75%
Ron Paul          74%
Buddy Roemer  69%
Jill Stein           68%
Mitt Romney     63%
Rick Santorum  63%
Newt Gingrich   61%
Barack Obama  37%
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Jill Stein - 76%
Barack Obama - 75%
Buddy Roemer - 47%
Gary Johnson - 42%
Ron Paul - 33%
Mitt Romney - 24%
Rick Santorum - 24%
Newt Gingrich - 20%
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Jill Stein - 95%
Barack Obama - 75%
Gary Johnson - 50%
Buddy Roemer - 48%
Ron Paul - 38%
Mitt Romney - 25%
Rick Santorum - 25%
Newt Gingrich - 23%
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Stein: 89%
Obama: 80%
Roemer: 43%
Johnson: 43%
Paul: 31%
Gingrich: 27%
Romney: 11%
Santorum: 11%
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Obama 66, Stein 64, Johnson 43, Roemer 33, Paul 33, Gingrich 23, Santorum 16, Romney 16
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