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Candidate Issue Positions

 

For purposes of comparing and contrasting the presidential candidates, we have identified 30 issues.The numbers on each scale below indicate the direction and intensity of each candidateís stance on those issues.Positions 1 and 5 represent the strongest positions regarding the issues, while position 3 suggests a neutral stance.Please get together with your campaign team and locate where your candidate stands by assigning a number value for each item.†† You also may write comments to explain or clarify your answers.This will enable the Caucus Goers, Delegates and Voters to compare candidates.†† When you have completed this, please give this to Dr. Hardy.

 

Plank #1óImmediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #2ó Amnesty for undocumented immigrants

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† †††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #3óU.S. support of the United Nations

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #4óGovernment-mandated universal health care

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #5óRaise the national debt ceiling

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #6óDeath penalty for convicted murderrs

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #7óSame-sex marriage

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor††††††††† †††††††Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #8óPrayers in public schools

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #9óLegal abortions through first six months of pregnancy

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #10óRight of individuals to keep and bear arms

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #11óStronger regulations to protect the environment

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #12óLegalize use of marijuana

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #13ó Expand domestic oil drilling

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #14óVouchers for children attending private and parochial schools

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #15óStronger anti-discrimination laws

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #16óExtension of the Patriot Act

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #17óCorn-based ethanol

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #18óExpansion of nuclear energy

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor††††††††††† †††††Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #19óTaxes on gas-guzzling vehicles

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† †††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #20óStem cell research

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #21óRenew emphasis on space exploration

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #22óTort reform

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #23óState right-to-work laws

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #24óPrivatize Social Security

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #25óImpose national sales tax

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #26óEnhance penalties for hate crimes

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† †††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #27óBan smoking in outdoor public places

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #28óConfer Miranda rights for suspected international terrorists

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #29óIncreased tax rates for the wealthiest Americans

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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Plank #30óBalanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution

 

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Strongly††††††† †††††††† Oppose†† ††††††††††† Indifferent/†††† ††††††††† Favor†††††††††††††††† Strongly

†† Oppose ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Donít Care††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Favor

 

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