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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Codify woman's full reproductive rights into state law: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support funding for Planned Parenthood: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Undertake ethics reform; address pernicious sexism: Favors topic 2
We all can contribute, including the differently abled: Favors topic 2
Equal pay for equal work by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We're protecting the Affordable Care Act: Favors topic 5
Protected ObamaCare; enacted sick leave: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight for-profit right-wing agenda to gut ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Divest NJ pension fund from private equity: Opposes topic 6
Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in pre-K & free community college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
High stakes, high stress standardized tests must end: Opposes topic 7
Our public schools are part of what makes this state great: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Jersey Shore from oil & Pinelands' open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
For-profit prison industry targets communities of color: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Reduce maximum magazine size from 15 rounds to 10: Opposes topic 10
Gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training: Favors topic 10
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Not giving up the fight for a millionaire's tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Incentive programs for business need reform: Favors topic 11
Quality of life more important than tax breaks: Favors topic 11
Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthiest 1% pay far lower share of taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose efforts to use police to assist in mass deportations: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline: Opposes topic 14
Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support: Favors topic 15
Create new NJ department responsible for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Easier voter registration; online voting & early voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration, online, and same-day: Strongly Favors topic 16
I don't owe the political insiders anything: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
100% clean energy economy by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Wind farm smarter than drilling for oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rejoin Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund: Favors topic 18
It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize adult-use marijuana; undo past convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addiction is an illness, & treatable with right resources: Opposes topic 19
Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Jobs NJ: align education with needs of employers, workers: Favors topic 20
Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Partner with private sector to expand job training: Favors topic 20

Phil Murphy is a Hard-Core Liberal
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NJ Senatorial:
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020