Quiz Tells You Whether Obama or Romney Best Matches Your Stance

This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.

The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put the presidential race back on the front burner in Redwood City.

And based on the , there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in Redwood City and elsewhere when it comes to who will end up in the White House.

But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? 

A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March.

The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned: You can choose general or more detailed responses, and a scale allows you to set the level of importance for each issue. Your responses are then analyzed to determine your ideal candidate, complete with a breakdown of your response matches.

Among the people who took the quiz in California, their positions matched President Barack Obama's 55 percent of the time — more than any other candidate. Surprisingly, Californians' views matched Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 48 percent, followed by Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's positions 47 percent of the time, and GOP candidate Ron Paul at 35 percent.

And what about Romney? Just 32 percent of Californians who took the quiz have the same views as he does on the key issues.

Seems to be a pretty handy tool, but does it work? You tell us. Take the free quiz on iSideWith.com and let us know what you think. Is the candidate it matched with you the candidate you plan to vote for?


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K. J. Frank September 20, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I will make an intellegent decision based on the facts and then I will make my voice heard by voting on election day.
Ronaldd D Haave SR October 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Get rid of Obama and vote fo enough Republican Senators to displace Harry Ried.Between the two of them they are selling the country that we all love down the river.i do not believe this is an accident.I firmly believe they are doing it on purpose. Ron H
Quanita January 22, 2013 at 05:09 AM
We certainly aren't better off, we have ALWAYS done better under rep leadership and have had more take home pay under the reps.While under the dems, we owe each and every time. forgot who it was up in the earlier comments, but someone said pl on foostamps don't pay taxes...Oh really? <~~~ had no choice but to get foodstamps but yet we owe each and every yr a dem is in office.
Quanita January 22, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Well, our forefathers predicted we blow it and we are.
Richard January 22, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Haha, this is still going on. Silly people, start getting ready for the next election. You only have four years to spread your "Republican" word. Until then, we will be working on paying back all those bills. Good day!


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