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REDchoice.us differs from other polls.  Instead of asking you a simplistic, one-dimensional question about which candidate you would support, we prefer to find out what issues matter most to Republican Primary voters.  how does the poll work?

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In place of direct questioning utilized by other polls, we will present you with 18 cards, each one describing a hypothetical candidate's stand on 6 key issues.  You will then be asked for your likelihood of voting for the candidate described on each card.

By analyzing your responses, we can determine which issues drive your decision to support a particular candidate.

Each card will contain 6 hypothetical statements, in the the following format:

  • A description of the candidate's position on the Iraq War

  • A description of the candidate's position on the budget

  • A description of the candidate's position on immigration

  • A description of the candidate's position on Social Security

  • A description of the candidate's position on life issues

  • A description of the candidate's position on taxes

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on the Iraq War will be described by one of the following 3 possibilities:

  • The candidate believes that we will win the War on Terror by expanding it to other countries beyond Iraq  OR

  • The candidate believes that our current military operations in Iraq must be maintained until we transfer security responsibility to the Iraqi people, without significant expansion or curtailment  OR

  • The candidate believes that our current mission in Iraq is misguided, & will seek a significant curtailment of our military presence there within 6 months

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on the budget will be described by one of the following 2 possibilities:

  • The candidate vows to make significant budget cuts if elected, with a proposal that requires the downsizing or elimination of many federal programs, & has made curbing the deficit a priority  OR

  • The candidate has proposed a budget with growth that is in line with GDP growth, but does not call for significant cutting of any federal programs or deficit reduction

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on immigration will be described by one of the following 3 possibilities:

  • The candidate plans administrative as well as military measures to combat illegal immigration, including increased restrictions on visitor & work visas, in addition to deployment of troops on US borders  OR

  • The candidate plans administrative measures to combat illegal immigration, such as increased restrictions on visitor & work visas, but will not deploy troops on US borders   OR

  • The candidate does not plan to increase restrictions on visitor & work visas or deploy troops on US borders, & instead favors a guest-worker program

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on Social Security will be described by one of the following 2 possibilities:

  • The candidate supports privatization to address the fiscal health of the Social Security Trust Fund  OR

  • The candidate has not committed to any privatization measures to address the fiscal health of the Social Security Trust Fund

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on life issues will be described by one of the following 3 possibilities:

  • The candidate has a fervent belief in the sanctity of life & has committed to no-compromise pro-life positions concerning abortion & stem-cell research  OR

  • The candidate favors some restrictions on abortion, such as banning partial-birth abortion, but is willing to compromise on issues such as stem-cell research  OR

  • The candidate is pro-choice & believes that decisions involving reproductive health should be between a woman & her doctor, with similar hands-off positions regarding issues such as stem-cell research

On each card, the hypothetical candidate's position on taxes will be described by one of the following 3 possibilities:

  • The candidate supports eliminating the income tax system entirely & moving to a national consumption tax  OR

  • The candidate supports continued tax cuts & further simplification of the income tax structure  OR

  • The candidate has put forth no major tax initiatives & has made no commitment to cut taxes further

Remember, each card will have 6 statements, as shown below:

  • A description of the candidate's position on the Iraq War

  • A description of the candidate's position on the budget

  • A description of the candidate's position on immigration

  • A description of the candidate's position on Social Security

  • A description of the candidate's position on life issues

  • A description of the candidate's position on taxes

Each card will differ slightly from the others.  Sometimes, only 1 or 2 of the statements will change, according to a mathematical formula.  Read each card carefully.

Your job is to read each card, one by one, & decide how you would feel if those 6 statements described a candidate in the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary.

Then give a rating using the following scale, concerning the Primary Election:

This is an ideal nominee

I would consider supporting this candidate

I am ambivalent about this candidate

I would probably not support this candidate

No way would I support this candidate

Consider each card thoroughly.  It will require a lot of thought to prioritize your preferences, since all 6 factors tend to be important.

When you finish reading a card, click the button to give your rating, then scroll down to the next card.  Do this for all 18 cards.

Completing the entire survey will take about 15 minutes.  Be sure to devote sufficient time to evaluate each card.  Quality results depend on well-considered ratings of all 18. 

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