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Greg Abbott on Abortion
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  • Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Budget & Economy
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  • Constitutional amendment to limits growth of state budget. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Civil Rights
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  • Wife is first Hispanic First Lady in Texas history. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Corporations
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  • $2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Crime
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  • Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers. (Jan 2017)
  • 2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Drugs
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  • Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Greg Abbott on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Fully fund GURI: Governor's University Research Initiative. (Jan 2017)
  • Additional funding for schools to adopt high-quality Pre-K. (Feb 2015)
  • Ensure having the best teachers by saying NO to Common Core. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Greg Abbott on Environment
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  • EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Families & Children
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  • Reform Child Protective System or more children will die. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Foreign Policy
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  • Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy. (Jan 2017)
  • Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions. (Sep 2015)
Greg Abbott on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Greg Abbott on Government Reform
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  • Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Gun Control
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  • Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Homeland Security
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  • Exempt veterans from state business fees. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Immigration
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  • Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die. (Jan 2017)
  • Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement. (Nov 2015)
  • 500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Jobs
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  • No state deductions of union dues on paychecks. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Greg Abbott on Principles & Values
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  • Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Social Security
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Greg Abbott on Tax Reform
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  • The only good tax is a dead tax. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Technology
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  • Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech. (Jan 2017)
  • Proposition 1: the people have demanded $4B for roads. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Greg Abbott on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wife is first Hispanic First Lady in Texas history: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Additional funding for schools to adopt high-quality Pre-K: Opposes topic 7
Ensure having the best teachers by saying NO to Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Proposition 1: the people have demanded $4B for roads: Opposes topic 8
EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers: Strongly Favors topic 9
2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The only good tax is a dead tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die: Strongly Opposes topic 12
500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Exempt veterans from state business fees: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech: Favors topic 20
Constitutional amendment to limits growth of state budget: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Greg Abbott is a Moderate Conservative.
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