Sunday, January 8, 2012

USA Today Political Survey

The USA Today has a fun political survey on their web-site, ( so I took it for fun. I was a bit surprised with the results. Of the 7 candidates listed for the GOP including Mrs. Bachmann, Mrs. Bachmann is supposedly my best fit. What surprised me a bit was that both Dr. Paul and Mr. Perry slightly beat Mr. Santorum in political compatibility. Perhaps I was most surprised that Mr. Gingrich surpassed both Mr. Huntmans and Mr. Romney in political compatibility. If it came down to those 3, I’d nevertheless still have a rather difficult time voting for Mr. Gingrich.

There were 11 issues which can be ranked in order of importance and here is who I supposedly agreed with on each issue:

Afghanistan: No Republican
Energy: Dr. Paul
Health Care: Mrs. Bachmann, Dr. Paul, Mr. Perry, Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich,
Medicare: Mr. Perry
Immigration: No Republican
Type of Experience: Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Gingich, Dr. Paul and Mr. Santorum
Social Security: Dr. Paul and Mr. Perry
Climate Change: Mrs. Bachmann, Dr. Paul, Mr. Perry and Mr. Santorum
Taxes: Mrs. Bachman, Mr. Huntsman and Mr. Santorum
Defense: Mrs. Bachmann and Mr. Gingrich
Gay Marriage: Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Perry, Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum.

I am sure other surveys would give different result, so I’d take it with a grain of salt.


Right Wingnut said...

My results...

1. Bachmann
2. Gingrich
3. Santorum
4. Perry
5. Paul
5. Romney
7. Huntsman
8. obama

Right Wingnut said...

Gingrich and Santorum were actually tied for 2nd.

Right Wingnut said...

I missed the feature of the sliders to indicate importance of issues. After doing that, the results were the same, except that Romney dropped below Ron Paul on my list. Interestingly, there is not a huge gap between Romney/Hunstman and Obama in the scoring on my list.