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New York Leans Toward Blue in Political Stance Quiz

This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.

While New York may not be a swing state, and few expect Republican candidate Mitt Romney to win the state's 29 electoral votes, the upcoming election has certainly fueled a major debate among state residents about who should lead the country in the next four years, shown by the heated comment chains we've seen on Patch.

But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on the issues?

A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March.

The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned: You can choose general or more detailed responses, and a scale allows you to set the level of importance for each issue. Your responses are then analyzed to determine your ideal candidate, complete with a breakdown of your response matches.

Among the people who took the quiz in New York, their positions matched President Barack Obama's 58 percent of the time — more than any other candidate. New Yorkers' views matched Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 51 percent, followed by Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's positions 45 percent of the time, and GOP candidate Ron Paul at 32 percent

And what about Romney? Just 29 percent of New Yorkers who took the quiz have the same views as he does on the key issues.

Seems to be a pretty handy tool, but does it work? You tell us. Take the free quiz on iSideWith.com and let us know what you think. Is the candidate it matched with you the candidate you plan to vote for?

Aidan August 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Now, to bring this little discussion into some clearer focus ... why has the state of NY lost so much in the last two "post air conditioning" decades? And be honest. And it ain't because of Carriers or Freidrichs.
SRT August 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Columbus was trying to get to India. What do you attribute Columbus' success to?
Francis T McVetty August 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Charmian Neary [PS I'm not "blaming" air conditioning. You need to read. It's a wonderful thing, reading.] Obviously you didn't read my post either. I said the people are moving because of the TAXES. What don't you understand about that statement? Another thing, it is YOUR president that does the following [People who complain all the time and blame others for their discontent tend to take that baggage with them.] Well that is true of the President, so when he leaves the white House I do hope he takes HIS baggage with him.
Aidan August 30, 2012 at 12:25 AM
"Columbus was trying to get to India." Who said otherwise? Columbus' success? What? Are you serious? Perhaps you can teach me. Have at it.
Orlando Alberto Franklin September 02, 2012 at 11:42 AM
lol...i love the comments...:o)

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