The USA Today has a fun political survey on their web-site, (http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/candidate-match-game) 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.