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Bruce Poliquin on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life and proud of it. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Budget & Economy
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  • Build a less intrusive and less expensive federal government. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Civil Rights
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  • Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating). (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
Bruce Poliquin on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Poliquin on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Poliquin on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Education
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  • Expand from 10 charters to more parental choices. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Energy & Oil
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  • Fully develop all sources of domestic energy. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports energy independence. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Bruce Poliquin on Environment
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  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Bruce Poliquin on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Poliquin on Foreign Policy
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Bruce Poliquin on Free Trade
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  • Promote trade and investment opportunities. (Nov 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Government Reform
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  • 12-year term limit on members of Congress. (Nov 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Gun Control
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  • Strong supporter of the Second Amendment. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes restricting right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with cross-state & group insurance. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Homeland Security
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  • NSA tracking of US citizens violates 4th Amendment. (Nov 2014)
  • Top spending priority is full financing of military. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Immigration
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  • Legal immigration is good for America; illegal isn't. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Bruce Poliquin on Jobs
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Bruce Poliquin on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Bruce Poliquin on Social Security
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  • Adjustments to future retirees, but not current ones. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce taxes to create jobs. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring IRS free speech rules. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Bruce Poliquin on Technology
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Bruce Poliquin on War & Peace
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  • Congress' approval before going to war; stay out of Syria. (Nov 2014)
Bruce Poliquin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • War on Poverty has failed after spending $16 trillion. (Nov 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-life and proud of it: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortions: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification: Opposes topic 1
Supports barring stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating): Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes homosexual civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring IRS free speech rules: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with cross-state & group insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Adjustments to future retirees, but not current ones: Favors topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand from 10 charters to more parental choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes to create jobs: Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legal immigration is good for America; illegal isn't: Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote trade and investment opportunities: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Top spending priority is full financing of military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
12-year term limit on members of Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Congress' approval before going to war; stay out of Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 17
Opposes targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fully develop all sources of domestic energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Build a less intrusive and less expensive federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

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