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16PVS_Q3 on Nov 8, 2016

Political Group Survey: the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage
Source: Political Courage Test
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads." Also see the AFA survey question on religious morality; the CC survey question on GLBT rights; and the AFA survey question on


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Comfortable with same-sex marriage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Supports same-sex marriage (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Opposes same-sex marriage (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 7.
  • Headline: Supports same-sex marriage (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Opposes same-sex marriage (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 7 on Social Issues: When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
    • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
    • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
    • D: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 16PVS_Q3

Anthony Brown s1+Maryland Democrat 
Salud Carbajal s1+California Democrat 
Lou Correa s1+California Democrat 
Dwight Evans s1+Pennsylvania Democrat 
Josh Gottheimer s1+New Jersey Democrat 
Pramila Jayapal s1+Washington Democrat 
Ruben Kihuen s1+Nevada Democrat 
Raja Krishnamoorthi s1+Illinois Democrat 
Donald McEachin s1+Virginia Democrat 
Jimmy Panetta s1+California Democrat 
Jamie Raskin s1+Maryland Democrat 
Darren Soto s1+Florida Democrat 



Republicans participating in 16PVS_Q3

Jodey Arrington s2-Texas Republican 
Don Bacon s2-Nebraska Republican 
Jim Banks s2-Indiana Republican 
Ted Budd s2-North Carolina Republican 
James Comer s2-Kentucky Republican 
Matt Gaetz s2-Florida Republican 
Tom Garrett s2-Virginia Republican 
David Kustoff s2-Tennessee Republican 
Brian Mast s1+Florida Republican 



Independents participating in 16PVS_Q3



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 12
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0


















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