Tell Us If You’d Vote Within Party Lines on These Issues and We'll Guess Which Democratic Candidate You Want to Be President

POLITICS

Elisabeth Henderson

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Ever since Andrew Jackson’s opponents in 1828 called him a jack$&*, the Democratic Party has been associated with that sturdy, stubborn work animal — the donkey. Democrats are known for sticking to the party lines on issues that make them dig their heels into the dirt. Engage in a political conversation with anyone, from a banker to a barber, and their stances on the classic questions will reveal their political affiliation. 

But politics these days are not politics as usual. The Democratic Party is in flux, seeking which of its many outfits will win the costume party come Election Day. The party line on immigration, for instance, holds that the country should embrace immigrants and provide a path to citizenship for those who are in the country illegally. Some Democrats, however, like the popular Joe Biden, have, as recently as 2007, rejected granting driver’s licenses to immigrants. On the other end of the spectrum, some, like Julian Castro, advocate removing federal penalties for crossing illegally. 

What kind of Democrat are you? Do you dig your heels in along the party line, shuffle way over to the left, or shake hands across the line to the right? Tell us how you’d vote on these hot button and more obscure issues, and we’ll match you up with the candidate who’s dug in next to you! 

Should undocumented immigrants be legally allowed to work in the United States?

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Experts say that we have about 12 years left to curb climate change. How can we do that?

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come under fire for abusing its power. What should be done with this agency?

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How should the next president address the mental health crisis in this country?

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The current administration has been catastrophic for transgender individuals. How would you work to heal the damage that has been done?

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Should students leave college with decades of college debt to pay off?

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How can this country address the gun violence epidemic?

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What kind of tempo would you like to see in the way the country addresses climate change?

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Is the criminal justice system in shambles?

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The current administration has radically changed the United States’ relationship with global trade. How should the next president address this?

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Should the Democratic Party compromise with Republicans, or hold their ground to get what their base voted for?

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When President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal, what was your reaction?

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Democratic policies across the board will require additional funding. How should candidates fund their ambitious agendas?

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Do you think the social safety net is adequate to meet the needs of vulnerable Americans?

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What kind of Democrat do you identify as?

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Should a woman past 20 weeks in her pregnancy be able to seek an abortion?

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President Donald Trump rescinded the right of transgender Americans to serve in the military. What should the next president do for these members of the armed forces?

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Should businesses have the right to refuse service to someone based on their religious beliefs?

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What is your reaction to the radical, young climate activists’ demands?

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What is the most crucial element of a candidate’s climate change plan?

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What should a candidate do to avoid corrupt campaign finance?

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Does the country have a long way to go to address gender discrimination?

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How would an ideal candidate address the needs of workers in the fossil fuel industries as we turn to green energy?

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Do you think that we have an adequate defense budget?

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How can this country transform the teaching profession so that teachers are respected for the work they do?

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As the Democratic Party as a whole pushes for a greener future, should nuclear reactors be part of that future?

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Fracking is widely thought to be damaging to the environment and to contribute to reliance on fossil fuels. How should the next president handle this industry?

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How should felons be treated after they have served their sentence?

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Would expanding the wall between the U.S. and Mexico make us safer?

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