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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

We list below summaries of one public figures's issue stances related to each topic, and which AmericansElect.org quiz answer each issue stance indicates. Click on the quiz answer link to see the full original excerpt and citations.
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Hillary Clinton on AmericansElect.org Quiz

Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)



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Question 1 answer D on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 5 out of 7 statements:

Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year: D on question 1
Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages: B on question 1
End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good: D on question 1
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: D on question 1
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: D on question 1
NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending: D on question 1
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: B on question 1
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 86 statements.)

Question 2 answer A on Energy:

When you think about Americaís energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 9 out of 11 statements:

$5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package: A on question 2
Support green-collar job training: A on question 2
End Big Oil tax break; $50 billion for strategic energy fund: C on question 2
Will make big oil fund alternative energy research: A on question 2
$50B strategic energy fund from taxing oil companies: A on question 2
Remove energy dependence on countries who would harm us: A on question 2
Ratify Kyoto; more mass transit: A on question 2
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: A on question 2
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: A on question 2
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: A on question 2
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: C on question 2
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 11 out of 86 statements.)

Question 3 answer A on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 7 out of 13 statements:

Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites: B on question 3
Lower costs and improve quality and cover everybody: A on question 3
Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children: B on question 3
Medicare should be strengthened today: B on question 3
Smaller steps to progress on health care: B on question 3
We need a movement to get healthcare done this time: A on question 3
2006: If I can't do universal coverage, why run?: A on question 3
Universal health care will not work if it is voluntary: A on question 3
Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term: A on question 3
We need a uniquely American solution to health care: B on question 3
Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate: A on question 3
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: B on question 3
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: A on question 3
This question weighted at 15% importance.
(Relative importance: 13 out of 86 statements.)

Question 4 answer A on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 7 out of 16 statements:

NY licenses for illegals fills federal gap: A on question 4
Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days: A on question 4
Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families: B on question 4
Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic: B on question 4
Illegal immigrants with driverís licenses puts them at risk: C on question 4
Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants: C on question 4
More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders: C on question 4
Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ: A on question 4
Sanctuary cities ok; local police canít enforce immigration: B on question 4
Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows: A on question 4
Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid: A on question 4
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": A on question 4
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: A on question 4
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: B on question 4
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: D on question 4
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: B on question 4
This question weighted at 19% importance.
(Relative importance: 16 out of 86 statements.)

Question 5 answer D on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 9 out of 14 statements:

2007: Naive to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea: C on question 5
Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops: D on question 5
Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism: D on question 5
Supported strong funding for international development: D on question 5
Support UN reform because US benefits: B on question 5
Supports USAID projects in developing world: D on question 5
Engage in world affairs, including human rights: D on question 5
Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged: D on question 5
Deauthorize Iraq war, and donít grant new war authority: D on question 5
Phased redeployment out of Iraq, beginning immediately: D on question 5
Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation: D on question 5
Build a rule-based global trading system: A on question 5
YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq: A on question 5
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: A on question 5
This question weighted at 16% importance.
(Relative importance: 14 out of 86 statements.)

Question 6 answer D on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 9 out of 15 statements:

OpEd: Common Core recycled from Clintons in 1980s and 1990s: D on question 6
Fully fund special education & 21st century classrooms: D on question 6
Supports public school choice; but not private nor parochial: C on question 6
More teachers, smaller classes, no vouchers: D on question 6
Vouchers drain money from public schools: D on question 6
Vouchers drain money from public schools: D on question 6
Vouchers will not improve our public schools: D on question 6
Charter schools provide choice within public system: B on question 6
Charters meet needs of failing public school students: B on question 6
Vouchers siphon off much-needed resources: D on question 6
Parents can choose, but support public schools: C on question 6
Supports public school choice and charter schools: B on question 6
Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools: D on question 6
Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: D on question 6
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: B on question 6
This question weighted at 17% importance.
(Relative importance: 15 out of 86 statements.)

Question 7 answer C on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 5 out of 8 statements:

DOMA discrimination holds us back from a more perfect union: C on question 7
Let states decide gay marriage; theyíre ahead of feds: C on question 7
GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride parade: B on question 7
2004:defended traditional marriage; 2006:voted for same-sex: C on question 7
Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards: C on question 7
Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits: B on question 7
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: B on question 7
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: C on question 7
This question weighted at 9% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 86 statements.)

Question 8 answer C on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 4 out of 7 statements:

Infrastructure investment creates jobs AND improves security: C on question 8
Stands for clean air and funding the EPA: D on question 8
Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles: C on question 8
Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: D on question 8
EPA must do better on mercury clean-up: C on question 8
Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act: C on question 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: D on question 8
This question weighted at 8% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 86 statements.)

Question 9 answer C on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'C' from 4 out of 4 statements:

Human rights are central to our objectives abroad: C on question 9
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: C on question 9
Establish the United States Public Service Academy: C on question 9
NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections: C on question 9
This question weighted at 5% importance.
(Relative importance: 4 out of 86 statements.)

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