The MPR Select a Candidate Quiz

Minnesota Public Radio presents the Select a Candidate quiz:

By answering a series of questions about major issues, you can quickly learn which candidates are most closely aligned with your views. You’ll be able to learn more about each candidate, hear his/her positions on many issues, and find out how your results compare with those of others who take the survey.

Q: Does “Select a Candidate” tell me who to vote for?

A: Absolutely not. Its main purpose is to introduce you to the candidates who are running and their positions on the issues.

I took the quiz, and these were the results I got back for the main candidates:

  • Fred Thompson – 26 points
  • Mitt Romney – 21 points
  • John McCain – 20 points
  • Mike Huckabee – 18 points
  • Rudy Guiliani – 15 points
  • Barack Obama – 4 points
  • John Edwards – 2 points
  • Hillary Clinton – 1 point

There is also a simplified version of the quiz at WQAD that has eleven questions instead of fifteen. I took the WQAD quiz too, and it gave me back the same candidates in the same order but with a different scoring system.

I have been leaning towards either Thompson or Romney for the Republican candidate, so it is interesting that they came out as the top two on my quiz. I guess this also means that if it comes down to Fred Thompson versus Hillary Clinton in 2008, now I know who to vote for! 🙂

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  1. Bethany says:

    Sharon just told me about this quiz, so I took it. It’s still a valid link. Well, I always knew that I’m in a political category all by myself – fiscally liberal, socially conservative, so I didn’t learn anything new.
    My top 2 candidates were…
    Dennis Kucinich – 10
    Ron Paul – 10

    Sigh – no perfect match for me. 🙁

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