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Forum Post: Try this Presidential candidate picking program based on your personal views

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 31, 2012, 9:20 p.m. EST by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA
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Only takes two minutes. Be sure to press the buttons on the left of the screen to rate how strongly you feel on each issue. When done you can click on each candidate and find out exactly which issues you agree and disagree on.

http://www.isidewith.com/presidential-election-quiz?from=8TfabebYB&fbp=m1

I was leaning towards Rocky Anderson but the program picked Gary Johnson at 91%. What was yours?

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[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

Test might be biased on Economic issues. I came up 89% Gary, 79% Jill, and maybe 77% Rocky. My complaint is that I know Libertarians don't know the Economics of the Depression. I don't think I could vote for Gary since I know RP was talking about the Gold Standard and Cutting the Budget and doesn't seem to understand that cutting the budget would be Austerity and Recession. Or more recession...

So I've been thinking Jill anyway up to now. But there were so few questions on the Test regarding the Economy not sure it was covered well enough.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Yes, I agree austerity would be a disaster economically. It sounds like the proper thing to do but deprives those with the least reserves.

Did you try clicking on each of the candidates name to see exactly how their views matched with our own?

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

No, I saw a lot in common with them all based on some of the link or tags by issues though. Other than Austerity, all of the third parties are going to be very good fits with me.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5691) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

That's a pretty cool test. Everyone here should try it just for fun. I was leaning towards Rocky for next Tuesday, but my results had him third, Jill first, Gary second. Interesting.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

When done you can click on each candidate and find out exactly which issues you agree and disagree on.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5691) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Damn. Forgot to save my results. It's worth playing with again, so I'll probably go back to it.

[-] 2 points by stevebol (1243) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Lol. That was very cool. I didn't want to spend an hour on it but I could have. Jill Stein 91%? I'm surprized.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

I got 97 Jill, 84 Rocky.

This should be available to all the voters.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1243) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Jill Stein, hmm... Oh noooze I'm one of those libruuuulls!! I'm going to steal all your money!!!!

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5691) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yeah, oh well. I skipped a few questions 'cause I wasn't properly schooled on the issues. Maybe I'll go thru it a few more times and lie my ass off until it comes up Rocky. Just kiddin' That would be like cheating at solitaire.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I was honest, and got gary and jill tied on 81%.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5691) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I was 87% Jill, 77% Gary. Forgot Rocky's number. Didn't save my results, damn it.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

They did a mock debate in UConn, with the students studying the candidates and then had a debate. The students didnt konw who was who.

Needless to say, after voting afterwards, Rocky won hands down.

Mine came back GJ too, which is odd because I would like to see medicare for all, and GJ wants it totally gone.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

When done you can click on each candidate and find out exactly which issues you agree and disagree on.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1243) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Did you adjust the level of importance things? That could have a lot to do with results.

[-] 3 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Ya, but GAry, Rocky and Jill were all within 3% points of each other.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Under the output with each candidates name are the issues that most closely match your own.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1243) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

To the left of every Q is an adjustable meter that say's 'how important is this to u'.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Yeah, It was mentioned in the post.

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

More establishment garbage.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Could you elaborate?

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

Every question was geared to the establishment/status quo.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

You can set the issues you find least important by sliding the buttons next to each question to the left.

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

Yes. And your point?

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Setting the issue importance will make the output favor issues you are concerned with.

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

But it still only deals with established political parties.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Look on the internet and find a program you like.

[-] -1 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Stone Cold Steve Austin! And he's not even running. Cool.