Seems that politics is in full swing. Having a hard time deciding WHO you should vote for? Who believes what you believe? Ultimately, this will only be valuable for the primaries, once the parties pick the guy they want to run for pres, it won’t be up to you anymore. That said, you can vote in the primaries to help your party (if you live in a state where you are required to register with a particular party) or your favorite candidate get elected.
Two new sites have popped up to help with just that. Move beyond the sound bites and what the major news outlets want you to hear. Check out how the candidates feel on the issues and how they align with your views on a range of subjects.Â
Visitors to the nonpartisan Glassbooth website are asked a series of questions on topics ranging from immigration to war and health care. The site then spits out the candidate they should vote for in the upcoming presidential election. Glassbooth is aimed at the 50 million-plus 18- to 31-year-old voters, a group that — contrary to popular belief — showed an increase in voting in the past three presidential elections. Glassbooth has a simple interface, you assign points and weight in on issues most important to you and you’re returned a list of candidates that match your views based on a percentage of similarity.
The next site is Electoral Compass. This site asks a series of questions which you comment on as completely agree, tend to agree, neutral, tend to disagree, completely disagree, or no opinion. Based on your responses you’ll be shown a chart with the proximity the candidates to your views. You can then analyse your position and view the positions of the candidates.
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