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Following are issue stance summaries by Project Vote Smart's 2012 "Congressional Political Courage Test". These represent the organization's inferred summary of numerous candidates' policy stances. Project Vote Smart, a non-partisan group, asks candidates to respond to their Political Courage Test, but most do not reply, so their answers are inferred. In 2012, of the 78 newcomers to the House of Representatives, only 9 had "100% Courage" (to use Project Vote Smart's term) -- that's only 11%. Some of those newcomers -- another 14 -- had previousy answered an earler year's National Political Awareness Test, bringing the response rate for newcomers to 29% total. Most of the rest of the 78 newcomers have "inferred" answers (which is the same process that OnTheIssues uses); we include those inferences here.

Those who DO reply to the Political Courage Test get excerpted on our 2012 Congressional NPAT page, using the alternative title, "National Political Awareness Test.")

Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.

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Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) I consider myself pro-life or (2) I consider myself pro-choice Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports federal stimulus spending or (2) Opposes federal stimulus spending (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 27
Republicans: 24
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports same-sex marriage or (2) Opposes same-sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports tax incentives for job creation or (2) Opposes tax incentives for job creation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 18
Independents: 0

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports federal grants for education reforms or (2) Opposes federal grants for education reforms Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions or (2) Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports offshore energy production or (2) Opposes offshore energy production Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports restrictions on gun purchases or (2) Opposes restrictions on gun purchases Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 22
Republicans: 20
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports repealing ObamaCare or (2) Opposes repealing ObamaCare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports targeting suspected terrorists or (2) Opposes targeting suspected terrorists Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports reducing defense spending or (2) Opposes reducing defense spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship or (2) Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 27
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports personal retirement accounts or (2) Opposes personal retirement accounts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports an income tax increase or (2) Opposes an income tax increase Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Aug 30, 2012
(1) Supports combat operations in Afghanistan or (2) Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0


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