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Where do you stand?

I'm getting a bit confused by some of the opinions I see in this election year. Maybe some of you can help me out.
During the Clinton administration, 5.6% unemployment was hailed by Democrats as remarkably low. During the Bush administration, Democrats describe 5.6% unemployment as outrageously high. Well, which do you think it is?
When speaking to an Arab-American group, John Kerry declared Israel's construction of a barrier between it and Palestinian territory was "provocative and counterproductive to peace". When speaking to a Jewish group, Kerry described it as "a legitimate act of self defense". Which do you think it is?
Counterproductive to peace
Act of self defense
In December 2002, John Kerry said, "We should encourage the measurement of the real value of companies by ending the double taxation of dividends". However, throughout 2003, Kerry opposed President Bush's tax plan which would eliminate the double taxation on dividends. Should there be double taxation?
Yes, there should be
No, there shouldn't be
John Kerry voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, which limited marriage to a man and a woman. Now, Kerry says marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. Where do you stand?
Marriage should only be between a man and a woman
I support the right of gay marriage
I support civil unions, but not gay marriage
John Kerry voted against mandatory minimum sentences for gang activity, gun crimes, drug trafficking, and drug sales to minors. Now, Kerry says he "strongly supports" mandatory minimum sentences for those same crimes. Which should it be?
Minimum sentences
No minimum sentences
In the early 1990's, John Kerry created a stir among liberals and civil rights groups by arguing that affirmative action was "keeping America thinking in racial terms" and helped promote a "culture of dependency". Now, Kerry says he vows to preserve affirmative action, and says he "consistently opposed efforts in the Senate to undermine or eliminate affirmative action". What best describes your opinion of affirmative action?
I support affirmative action
There was a time for it, but that time has passed
I am against affirmative action
During John Kerry's service in Vietnam, he was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, 1 Bronze Star, and 1 Silver Star, giving him a total of 5 medals. In a 1971 interview, Kerry said he threw away "six, seven, eight, nine" medals in protest. A few years later, he said he threw away someone else's medals. Then he said he threw away his ribbons and there was a difference between medals and ribbons. Then he said there was no distinction between medals and ribbons. Then he said he threw his ribbons and someone else's medals. Kerry has stated, "So the fact is that I have been accurate precisely about what took place. And I am the one who later made clear exactly what happened." Does any of this sound clear to you?
Yes, perfectly....
No, not at all
What was this about again?
John Kerry voted in favor of permanent normal trade relations with China. During the Presidential campaign, John Kerry has criticized the Bush administration for trading with China. Should we have trade relations with China?
Only for the food
John Kerry voted for the Patriot Act, saying it would improve "the transfer of information between CIA and FBI" and was needed "in the wake of what happened on September 11th, 2001". During his campaign for President, Kerry has said we need to replace the Patriot Act with "a new law that protects our people" and the best thing about the Patriot Act is the sunset clause that makes it expire. Which of John Kerry's positions do you agree with?
I support the Patriot Act
I am against the Patriot Act
The Patriot Act would be fine with some changes
Earlier this year, I voted for John Kerry in the Democratic primary election in my state. This way, when I flip flop and vote for Bush in November, I can honestly say I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him. Do YOU want a President that can't take a solid stand on ANYTHING?
Yes. It sure would make things fun!
No. I want a President that can make a decision and stick to it.
This poll was created on 2004-05-22 08:26:27 by James76255