Monday, June 18, 2007

Who you rootin' for?

Go here to see how your values and priorities match up with those running (or considering running ) for President of the United States. I was surprised a bit at how mine turned out. Specifically, I was surprised that Al Gore was so far down my list.

This is the second time I've taken this quiz over the last three days. My results were a bit different percentage-wise this time, but the overall ranking is, I believe, identical to the previous ranking. It points to the test not being a perfect metric, as there are only two choices for priority (high or low) and often two opposing choices for answers to the questions, neither of which has much nuance. But the quiz is better than most I've seen, and I encourage its use for entertainment at the very least.

For me, it is making me do some more reading about the candidates, and that's never a bad thing.

My Results:

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (79%)
3. Barack Obama (79%)
4. Alan Augustson (77%)
5. Joseph Biden (71%)
6. Hillary Clinton (70%)
7. Christopher Dodd (68%)
8. Wesley Clark (66%)
9. John Edwards (66%)
10. Al Gore (63%)
11. Bill Richardson (59%)
12. Mike Gravel (59%)
13. Ron Paul (43%)
14. Elaine Brown (43%)
15. Kent McManigal (42%)
16. Rudolph Giuliani (29%)
17. Mike Huckabee (28%)
18. John McCain (25%)
19. Mitt Romney (21%)
20. Tommy Thompson (18%)
21. Chuck Hagel (18%)
22. Sam Brownback (15%)
23. Newt Gingrich (14%)
24. Tom Tancredo (14%)
25. Fred Thompson (11%)
26. Duncan Hunter (9%)
27. Jim Gilmore (8%)


EBuz said...

Neat site! My results are very similar to yours (which explains why I like your blog so much!) excecpt that I'm a full 87% in line with Kucinich (and 85% Obama).

Now, I wonder what we possibly could have said to have even 8% in common with Jim Gilmore? Perhaps he got points from the fact that I said I would accept a president of any age?

Gender Blank said...

The first time I took the quiz, I was 88% Kucinich and 87% Obama. I think the second time my high/low might have changed on one or two issues. Some days my outrage is healthier than others, I guess. :)

I am embarrassed that my support of Brownback and Tancredo reached the double digits, but I suspect you're right about where they might have picked up points. I reckon Hitler and Charles Manson might even have gotten a few points with these particular questions.