September 27, 2007

Match the Candidates to Your Views

Answer the twenty-four questions from VAJoe in the following link to find the 2008 presidential candidate who best aligns with your beliefs:

Which 2008 Presidential Candidate Agrees With You?

When I did this, it came up with a choice that I had not made in my own mind, so it might have flaws or it might mean that some candidates will say whatever it takes to get elected, even if what they do is different. Hint: It wasn't Hillary Clinton.

To see how others have voted to this point and my thoughts on that, click on the "Read More" link.


As of this writing, these are the top ten composite candidates, derived from all answers from everyone who has taken the poll. The results lead me to believe that liberals have nothing better to do all day than to take this poll over and over or that some Democratic campaign workers are putting in overtime. It looks more like Barbra Streisand's America than the one that I know.

Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) - 43.48%
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) - 41.30%
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) - 36.96%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) - 36.96%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) - 34.78%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) - 34.78%
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) - 34.78%
Businessman John Cox (R) - 32.61%
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) - 30.43%
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) - 28.26%

Now, here are the ten most matched candidates:

Gravel - 13.67%
Tommy Thompson - 12.15%
Romney - 11.50%
Giuliani - 10.97%
Kucinich - 10.14%
Biden - 6.36%
Clinton - 4.61%
Cox - 4.55%
Obama - 4.12%
Hunter - 3.78%

Lastly, these are the top five issues, as voted. I can think of some broad categories that they left off, like the War on Terror, Taxes, Fiscal Restraint, and Chinese Relations--especially since they banned this blog per GM's last post.

Iraq Surge
Free Trade
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Patriot Act

You can get the current updates here: Up-to-date Results

Posted by Woody M. at September 27, 2007 01:30 PM

Very revealing; the results would definitely have to characterize me as a partisan voter, which is not how I tend to view myself.

The candidate I support is Duncan Hunter. My top four candidates by the poll were Romney, Hunter, Thompson, and Tancredo, which isn't too far off (I'm more favorable to Guilliani than the poll indicated and not particularly supportive of Romney).

What was dramatic in the numbers was the huge percentage gap between the lowest Republican (Huckabee at 60.77%) and the highest Democrat (Richardson at 36.92%). That is, my least favorite Republican was 24% higher than my most compatible Democrat.

Unless something dramatically changes, looks like I'll have to look for the "R" (whoever it is) and fill in the circle (or whatever system they decide on come Nov '08, but that's another tale).

Posted by civil truth at September 27, 2007 05:45 PM

I had to take the test again, because I couldn't remember exactly how it came out the first time, but here is the latest result for me.

Fred Thompson (R) - 99.15% match
Duncan Hunter (R) - 93.22%
Tom Tancredo (R) - 92.37%
Mitt Romney (R) - 86.44%

Yet, I am lukewarm on Thompson and think that our answers match better than our philosophies really do.

Posted by Woody at September 27, 2007 09:39 PM

Partial explanation: They are trying to match you with a track record, not a current campaign. This matchup is more appropriate for the 2004 or 2000 election.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at September 29, 2007 08:06 PM

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