Sunday, July 01, 2007

2008 Candidate Preferences, early returns

Here's the results of this test [via]. I like the fact that it lists actual match, not relative position.
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (88%)
3. Alan Augustson (79%) (Green Party)
4. Barack Obama (78%)
5. Joseph Biden (76%)
6. Hillary Clinton (74%)
7. Christopher Dodd (70%)
8. Michael Bloomberg (69%) (I)
9. Wesley Clark (68%)
10. Mike Gravel (67%)
11. Al Gore (66%)
12. John Edwards (65%)
13. Bill Richardson (56%) (Lowest ranked Democrat)
14. Ron Paul (47%) (Highest ranked Republican)
15. Kent McManigal (45%) (Libertarian)
16. Elaine Brown (43%) (Green Party)
17. Rudolph Giuliani (29%)
18. Mike Huckabee (27%)
19. John McCain (21%)
20. Tommy Thompson (20%)
21. Mitt Romney (18%)
22. Chuck Hagel (15%)
23. Newt Gingrich (11%)
24. Tom Tancredo (11%)
25. Sam Brownback (11%)
26. Fred Thompson (8%)
27. Duncan Hunter (7%)
28. Jim Gilmore (6%)
The Democrat/Republican split doesn't surprise me, though I was surprised to see Bloomberg in the high 60s pretty much in the middle of the Democrat pack, and a little surprised to see all the Republicans but Ron Paul fall in the 20s and below. So much for my centrist credential....


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A Christian Prophet said...

I don't think the test is accurate. For example, Obama attends a church which is avowedly socialist, and not the voluntary variety. He would use a gun to force people into his church's programs. Here is an article you might enjoy:

PBH said...

Rudy Giuliani or Vampire Ghouliani?

a said...

This test isn't right. My results look much like yours, by the way. Gravel should be up way near the top for me, but I get Obama and Biden nearer. Also, my top issue, support for a war with Iran, is not even listed. I think we all know where the "mainstream" Democrats stand with respect to that one.

Ahistoricality said...

Fascinating comments I'm getting: most I've gotten in ages. I know most of them are really a form of spam, but it's interesting spam!

a (who doesn't appear to be spamming): I was discussing this with some other folks, and our conclusion is that the test stinks on foreign policy issues. If you take those as seriously as social/domestic issues, then this is a poorly designed test. I expected Richardson to be much higher and Clinton to be much lower, for those reasons.