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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?

Drtee-Dancer September 02, 2012 at 10:36 PM
How true !!!
Drtee-Dancer September 02, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Well said !!!
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:28 PM
The choice is simple. If you believe in America and American values you will vote for Mitt Romney. If on the other hand you are a devout marxist, then obama is your guy.
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:32 PM
actually based on obama's comments on letterman (isnt it amazing how with all the problems we have, he has time to go on letterman and a jayz fundraiser all on the same night?), obama doesnt believe the debt is a problem anymore because interest rates are low and we (the fed) buys are own debt. obama is a moron or he thinks we are. Im embarassed o live in a state that would go to obama given his disasterous record. my conclusion can only be that the average new yorker is the idiot that obama thinks they are
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The alternative was for the company to shut down completely. why cant you marxists understand that?
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
and you are simply an idiot
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
lets meet up and truly settle who is simple. tell me time and place
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Bob, it would help your case if you didn't repeat everything you heard from Limbaugh or O'Riley...
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Bob what interview were you watching? he said it's not a SHORT TERM problem. and yes, $13 trillion is not going to be fixed in a short time...
Happy Daze September 21, 2012 at 04:51 PM
It was angry white guys who created this nation....you simpleton.
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 04:53 PM
hey JG, as opposed to the Republicans telling women what they can or can't do to their body? again, your side is none holier than the other
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Now obama can blame the economists? As far as does socialism or capitalism work, all one needs is to look at the real world. Socialism fails and free markets (capitalism was a derogatotry term created by marx) succeeds. There study done. I agree with every other point you made however.
bob young September 21, 2012 at 04:56 PM
John Gruber it would help your point if you didnt make smucky ignorant comments
bob young September 21, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Hola dufus Guber! (a very appropriate name BTW), its $16 trillion and $6 trillion of which occurred under obama's watch and he doesnt even know how big it is.
Just a Resident September 21, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Four Romney votes in this Long Beach household. Of course they won't matter since our darling POTUS has arranged for George Soros' owned company in SPAIN to count the votes.
Phil M Sr September 21, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Jaguar Guy and Laura.......YOU"RE RIGHT ON TARGET..........Nassau taxpayer YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT"S GOING ON.............Better vote conservative to save your sorry butt.
fred September 21, 2012 at 05:45 PM
States should propotion their electoral votes so your 4 Romney votes count instead of a winner take all in NY.
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 06:22 PM
the ignorance here lies with anyone who calls Obama a socialist, marxist ect. because they obviously know nothing about what they talk about so my credibility according to you means nothing
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
wow, with an argument like that, there's NO WAY you can be wrong....thank god we have people like you who know all the answers...
bob young September 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Hey Guber! If it looks like a marxist, talks like a marxist, walks like a marxist and acts like a marxist, then obama's a marxist. What part of that dont you follow?
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 07:11 PM
thank you for proving my point about not even knowing what a Marxist is. Lets see how long it takes you to google it and come back here to back yourself up. Socialist, Marxist, Communist, this is how you identify the people who don't know ANYTHING about socialist/marxist societies let alone the person they criticize. except for what they hear from Rush or Glenn. you want to see a REAL socialist/marxist society, go to China, 'Nam, N.Korea, I'm sure you'll then see how little you know about what you post.
Sean Smith September 21, 2012 at 07:32 PM
What is the difference between Romney’s and Obama’s supports?
Sean Fink September 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Romney supports sign their checks on the front and Obama supports sign their checks on the back.
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM
you really think he doesn't know how much debt his own country is in? are you really surprised he would chose not to say "we're $16 trillion in debt"? because people like you would just associate him with all of it. also, as of August 1st, he's spent about $4 trillion
bob young September 22, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Guber! what do you mean as of aug 1st he's spent about 4 trillion. that makes no sense, but what else would one expect from a guber.
John Gruber September 22, 2012 at 03:02 AM
sorry thought I included this. It's only been about 5 trillion. still a lot, but not nearly the 8 trillion you're making it out to be http://www.skymachines.com/US-National-Debt-Per-Capita-Percent-of-GDP-and-by-Presidental-Term.htm
Stinker September 22, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Hahahahaha, the returns have been released Gramp, East Hampton Retiree, Fred n Freeda, John, John, Peter, Rick. Now what? Mitt paid more in charitable contributions last year than Barry Sotero, VP Burden and every Democratic member of congress combined! That was your issue folks. Now if you were a real living breathing human being you would be upset at being played for a fool by the media and spouting it up here for weeks. But we know that you're not...a living breathing human being, that is. You got played like suckas.
Jaguar-Guy September 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Yes, Romney donated $4,000,000.00 Million Dollars and Multi-Millionaire VP Joe Biden donated a whopping $225. What garbage - that is what HE thinks of his fellow man.
Vincent September 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Now this is what I call funny. Got my laugh for the day. Only 15 Percent Of Democrats Believe Economic News Is Bad. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/study-only-15-percent-of-democrats-believe-economic-news-is-bad/
No one owes us anything September 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM
I am reminded of the story of the little RED hen. She planted the seed, tended the plants, harvested the wheat and baked a loaf of bread. When the bread was ready along came the lazy barnyard animals, who by the way had done nothing but sit around, looking for a slice of bread, an attitude that is now rampant in our country. If the little RED hen out of the goodness of her heart, and we are the most charitable people in the world, wanted to share her bread with the lazy animals it is up to her. Now, unfortunately, we have a government that tells the little RED hens nationwide that we have to give our bread to those that do nothing. The little RED hens are tired of doing all the work and are excoriated for working hard and then they are told that they are required to give what they have achieved to others who are not willing to do for themselves. What a sorry state of affairs. Little hope for a population that thinks this way. So sad.

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