Electoral Compass: What’s Your Position?

Electoral Compass

My sister just emailed me a link to Electoral Compass – it’s a very handy quiz, with only 36 questions, to analyze how you align with each political candidate for the U.S. Presidential Election of 2008. Respond to each query, and voila, who you’re voting for is settled! No more undecided voters.

Of course, it’s not quite as simple as a quiz. I’m a strong Mike Huckabee supporter, but the final report told me I’m closest to John McCain and furthest from Barack Obama (I would have guessed Hillary Clinton). You have to keep in mind that you may place more weight on a particular matter, while the quiz will give equal weight to all.

The issues covered in the questions are: gun control, environment, Iraq, economy, income, national security, family, immigration, health care, law and order, education, and terrorism. A very nice feature of the quiz is that at the end, you may compare each of the candidates with your answers. An even nicer feature are the links provided on every issue for each candidate, linking to the various sources that are the basis of the quiz, such as debate transcripts, candidates’ websites, and other news sources.

Strangely enough, it looks like this quiz was created by someone in the Netherlands.

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4 Responses to Electoral Compass: What’s Your Position?

  1. mrs darling says:

    I got the same results as you did! Hmm. Interesting. So we have the same views politically! Could it be we are both voting the closest to what we feel is required by God? I think so.

  2. Qtpies7~ says:

    I can’t remember exactly, but I think I did get Huckabee. I took it awhile ago, and I don’t pay much attention to politics if I don’t have to. Don’t get me wrong, I definately vote, but I let my husband weed through the junk and tell me who is closest to what we believe. Saves me tons of boredom.

  3. Jen says:

    Mrs. Darling, We’re definitely in the same ballpark! (in right field :-) ) I went on to take the test a few more times, altering a few answers a bit, and came up with some other candidates–Fred Thompson, then Huckabee finally…

    Qtpies7, I appreciate your unity with your husband. If politics doesn’t interest a wife, then certainly, vote with her husband so they don’t cancel each other out!

  4. Dana says:

    Furthest from Obama, too. : ) At least we form a united opposition!

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