Election Analisis 2012 US President

2012 Presidential Candidate Positions on 68 Issues A Side by Side Comparison
Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes), Con (No), Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC), or None Found(?). Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria, and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria. ProCon.org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. 6, 2012 election. O b a m a R o m n e y G o o d e J o h n s o n S t e i n

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A. Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. Total % of None Found (?) responses D. Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon.org's Questions Should abortion remain a legal option in America? Should parental consent be required for pregnant minors to have abortions? Should the minimum legal drinking age be lowered from 21 to a younger age? Is China an economic or military threat to the US? Are credit cards good for America?

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Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B. or None Found(?). Con (No). Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC). and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria. 6. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. O b a m a R o m n e y G o o d e J o h n s o n S t e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A.Obama Romney Goode Johnson Stein 6 7 8 Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Should felons be allowed to vote? Should nonviolent drug users be jailed? Should law enforcement be allowed to use racial profiling? Should the US continue to support the embargo against Cuba? Pro NC Con Con ? ? Con NC Con Pro Con Con Pro Con Con 9 Cuba Pro Pro Pro NC ? Should the death penalty 10 Death Penalty remain a legal option in America? More questions and positions below Pro Pro Pro Now Con Con Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses Pro Pro Con Con Con 11 Economy . ProCon. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon.org's Questions Should the US federal government have bailed out US private financial corporations like AIG.org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. Total % of None Found (?) responses D. 2012 election. Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position.

2011 to prevent default? Should the government continue to fund Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Should the federal deficit be reduced without raising any taxes? Should the United States return to the gold standard in which coin and currency are backed by gold? Do most labor unions provide an overall benefit to their workers in the US? Has the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had an overall benefit for the US? Should the federal government continue to subsidize big oil companies? Is outsourcing jobs to other countries good for America? Pro Con Con Con Pro 13 Economy Pro Con Con Con ? 14 Economy NC NC Con Con NC 15 Economy Con Pro NC Pro Con Obama Romney Goode Johnson Stein 16 Economy ? NC Pro NC ? 17 Economy Pro Con Con NC NC 18 Economy Con Pro Con NC Con 19 Economy Con Pro Con Con Con 20 Economy Con Now NC Con Con Con More questions and positions below Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). etc. Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC).Bank of America. or None Found(?).? 12 Economy Should the US federal government have bailed out General Motors and Chrysler? Should Congress have increased the debt limit on Aug. Citigroup. 2. O b R o G o J o S t . Con (No).

Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria.Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. Total % of None Found (?) responses D. Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B.org will continue to update this chart until the Nov.org's Questions Should sex education in our schools be based on abstinence only? Has the No Child Left Behind Act been effective at improving public education? Should the federal government fund private school voucher programs? Is the use of federally mandated standardized tests improving education in America? Should K-12 teachers get tenure? Was the US Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. ProCon. which allows for 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses Con Pro Pro NC ? 21 Education 22 Education Now NC Pro Con Con Con 23 Education Con Pro Pro Con Con 24 Education NC Pro Con Con Con 25 Education NC Obama NC Romney Con Goode Con Johnson ? Stein 26 Election Reform Con Pro Con Pro Con . a m a m n e y o d e h n s o n e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A. Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. 6. 2012 election.

Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B.org's Questions 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses . ProCon.org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. Con (No). or None Found(?). Total % of None Found (?) responses D.unlimited political contributions on the grounds of free speech. Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. O b a m a R o m n e y G o o d e J o h n s o n S t e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A. Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC). Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon. 6. 2012 election. good for America? Election 27 Reform Should voters be required to show photo identification in order to vote? Should the US authorize the Keystone XL pipeline to import tar sand oil from Canada? Should the United States build additional nuclear plants? Will increased domestic oil drilling lower gas prices? Con Pro ? Con Con 28 Energy NC Pro Pro Pro Con 29 Energy Pro Pro NC NC Con 30 Energy Con Pro NC Pro NC More questions and positions below Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria.

31 Environment Should drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) be allowed? Are humans substantially responsible for global climate change? Should the Clean Air Act be amended to exclude carbon dioxide (CO2) from regulation? Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal? Should genetically modified foods have mandatory labeling? Should most adults have the right to carry a concealed handgun? Are more federal regulations on guns and ammunition needed? Are the March 2010 federal health care reform laws ("Obamacare") good for America? Should there be a federal mandate for individuals to have health insurance? Should Medicare be amended to include a voucher system for health care? Con Pro Pro Pro ? 32 Environment Pro NC NC Pro Pro 33 Environment Euthanasia & Physician34 assisted Suicide 35 GMO Food Con Pro NC Pro ? NC NC Con Pro ? Pro Obama ? Romney Pro Goode NC Johnson Pro Stein 36 Gun Control Con NC Pro Pro NC 37 Gun Control Pro Con Con Con NC 38 Health Care Pro Con Con Con Con 39 Health Care Now Pro Con Con Con Con 40 Health Care Con Pro Con Con Con More questions and positions below Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). Con (No). Not O R G J S .

Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B. 2012 election. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. ProCon. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. b a m a o m n e y o o d e o h n s o n t e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A. and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria. Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon. or public education? Should E-Verify. or None Found(?). be mandatory for all employers? Should state and local law enforcement be empowered to enforce federal immigration laws? Should the US continue to build a physical 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses Pro NC NC Con Pro 41 Health Care 42 Immigration NC NC Con NC NC 43 Immigration Pro Pro NC Pro ? 44 Immigration Con Pro Pro Pro Con 45 Immigration Pro Pro Pro Con ? .org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. Total % of None Found (?) responses D. 6. welfare. the federal government's electronic employment verification system.org's Questions Should all Americans have a right (be entitled) to basic health care? Should undocumented immigrants have access to social services such as Medicaid.Clearly Pro or Con (NC).

or None Found(?). and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria.org's Questions 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses . Total % of None Found (?) responses D.barrier. 2012 election. such as a fence. 6. O b a m a R o m n e y G o o d e J o h n s o n S t e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A. Con (No).org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B. ProCon. Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC). along the US-Mexico border? Obama Romney Goode Johnson Stein 46 Immigration Are undocumented immigrants a net gain to the US economy? Should the US use military force if Iran does not dismantle its nuclear program? Has the war in Iraq made America safer? Should the US have attacked Iraq in 2003? Should there be an independent Palestinian state? NC NC Con NC Pro 47 Iran Pro Pro Pro NC Con 48 Iraq War 49 Iraq War Israeli50 Palestinian Conflict Now Pro Con Pro NC Pro Con Con Con Con NC Con Con NC Now Pro NC More questions and positions below Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon.

Con (No). synagogues. etc.) remain tax-exempt? Should Social Security be privatized? Should the federal government fund embryonic stem cell research? NC Con Con Now Pro Pro 52 Marriage NC NC NC ? 53 Medical Marijuana Con NC NC Con Con 54 Medical Marijuana National Service Pro Con Con Pro Pro 55 Con Con Con Con ? Obama Romney Goode Johnson Stein Occupy Wall 56 Street Pro Con Con Pro Pro 57 Religion Con Con Pro NC ? 58 Religion ? ? ? Con NC 59 Social Security Con Con NC Pro Con 60 Stem Cells Pro Con Con Con Pro More questions and positions below Positions are categorized as Pro (Yes). mosques.51 Marriage Should gay marriage be Now Pro legal? Should an affair outside of marriage disqualify a candidate for public office? Should the federal government arrest people for using medical marijuana in states where medical marijuana use is legal? Should marijuana be a medical option? Should the US require mandatory national service in the form of a draft or required civil service? Is the Occupy Wall Street movement good for America? Should creationism and Intelligent Design be taught as science in schools along with evolution? Should churches (defined as churches. temples. Not O R G J S .

2012 election. Candidates who have changed positions are listed as Now their most recent position. b a m a o m n e y o o d e o h n s o n t e i n D R Cst Lib Grn A.Clearly Pro or Con (NC). ProCon. Total % of None Found (?) responses D. Total # of position changes # Topic ProCon. and they are removed when they withdraw from the presidential race or no longer meet our criteria.org will continue to update this chart until the Nov. Total % of Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) responses C. or None Found(?). Total % of Pro and Con responses (out of our 68 posted questions) B.org's Questions Should the United States intervene militarily in Syria? Do lower taxes incentivize employers to hire more workers? Should any federal taxes be increased? Should the wealthiest 1% of Americans be taxed more heavily? Is the Tea Party movement good for America? Should the US Constitution and Bill of Rights be amended or updated in any way? 76% 71% 75% 75% 57% 21% 3% 4 22% 7% 3 22% 3% 0 25% 0% 2 16% 26% 0 Responses NC NC NC Con Con 61 Syria 62 Taxes 63 Taxes 64 Taxes Pro Pro Pro Pro Con Con Pro Con NC Pro Con NC NC Pro Pro 65 Tea Party Con Obama Pro Romney Pro Goode NC Johnson ? Stein 66 US Constitution Pro Con Pro Pro Con Pro Pro Con Pro NC 67 War on Terror Should interrogation . Candidates are added when they meet our criteria. 6.

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