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Current American Political Issues.

Hey kidz: This is a poll about political issues that are being discussed around the 2012 election. Some questions are multiple choice. Feel free to debate this stuff further in the message boards.

First of all, what is your general political philosophy:

17% (4) 1)Good natured Conservative
0% (0) 2)Cranky cantankerous Conservative
26% (6) 3)Good natured Liberal
8% (2) 4)Cranky cantankerous Liberal
26% (6) 5)Moderate
21% (5) 6)Depends on the issue
8% (2) 7)Green
21% (5) 8)Libertarian
17% (4) 9)Anarchist
17% (4) 10)Socialist
13% (3) 11)Communist
0% (0) 12)Fascist
0% (0) 13)Theocrat
4% (1) 14)Other
4% (1) 15)Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

2)Which approaches are better for lowering the deficit? You can use multiple responses.

78% (18) !)Raise taxes on the rich
69% (16) 2) Cut the defense budget
8% (2) 3) Cut education
17% (4) 4) Cut health care funding
13% (3) 5) Raise taxes on everyone
4% (1) 6) Lower taxes on the rich
8% (2) 7) Lower taxes on everyone
17% (4) 8) Cut medicare
13% (3) 9) Cut social security
60% (14) 10) Cut corporate welfare
8% (2) 11) Cut aid to the poor
30% (7) 12) Cut funding for the Prisons (release non-violent criminals)
56% (13) 13) Tax churches that get involved in politics
82% (19) 14) Stop wars
52% (12) `15)Cut foreign aid
82% (19) 16) Get troops out of foreign countries
34% (8) 17) Get single payer health care
8% (2) 18) Other (please add in message board)
4% (1) 19) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

3)Which approaches will help to create jobs?

17% (4) 1)Lowering taxes
47% (11) 2)Stimulus money to invest in job training/education/re-training employees
26% (6) 3)Reinstituting more tarriffs and renegotiating or eliminating free trade deals
65% (15) 4) Ending the practice of rewarding corporations that outsource jobs
52% (12) 5)Stimulus money for projects like improving infrastructure
4% (1) 6)Lowering wages and busting unions
60% (14) 7)Improving our education system, particularly in Science and Math to regain our technological edge.
0% (0) 8)Passing anti-contraception laws
0% (0) 9)Passing laws regulating what people can do in the bedroom
17% (4) 10)Other
4% (1) 11)Not sure
47% (11) 12)Raising the minimum wage putting more money in the "demand" side of the economy

23 voters have answered this question.

4) Are you in favor of the policy of being able to detain American citizens indefinitely if they are suspected of being terrorists?

0% (0) 1) Yes. It will keep us safe.
13% (3) 2) Yes-but with checks and balances.
82% (19) 3) No. It is Unconstitutional.
0% (0) 4) Other
4% (1) 5) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

5) Should we be at war right now?

0% (0) 1) Yes.
17% (4) 2) Only until the job is done as far as protecting ourselves
30% (7) 3) No. We need to end our military engagements as soon as possible
65% (15) 4) No. We need to end our military engagements now.
0% (0) 5) We should be going to war with other countries like Iran.
0% (0) 6) Other
0% (0) 7) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

6) Gay Marriage?

73% (17) 1) I fully support it. Gay people deserve complete equal rights and are not second class citizens
13% (3) 2) I support Civil Unions, but not Gay Marriage.
17% (4) 3) I do not support Gay Marriage for religious reasons.
0% (0) 4) I do not support Gay Marriage for reasons other than religion.
17% (4) 5) It should be left to the states to decide.
0% (0) 6) Other
0% (0) 7) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

7) What are your priorities as far as things that should be funded. Please choose no more than 5.

78% (18) 1)Education
30% (7) 2) Defense
73% (17) 3) Social Security
47% (11) 4) Medicare
60% (14) 5) Health Care in general
52% (12) 6) Environmental Protection
39% (9) 7) Welfare
0% (0) 8) Corporate Welfare
8% (2) 9) Foreign Aid
60% (14) 10) Paying down the deficit
17% (4) 11) Other
0% (0) 12) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

8) The Supreme Court has decided that money is a form of speech and that corporations are people who can give unlimited money to campaigns. Do you agree?

8% (2) 1) Yes. Corporations wherever they are should be able to buy any politician that they want to.
73% (17) 2) No. There should be real campaign finance reform. Politicians should not be sold to the highest bidder. Besides, corporations are NOT people.
13% (3) 3) Other (Please discuss in the message board).
4% (1) 4) Not sure.

23 voters have answered this question.

9) Which political party do you trust the most in regards to the issues that you care the most about?

8% (2) 1) Republican
43% (10) 2) Democratic
26% (6) 3) Libertarian
0% (0) 4) Green
8% (2) 5) Other
13% (3) 6) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

10) Are you voting for Obama or Romney?

56% (13) 1) Obama
13% (3) 2) Romney
21% (5) 3) Other
8% (2) 4) Not sure

23 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2012-05-27 14:50:02 by totoro
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