As heated and highly partisan as the presidential campaign is, it’s difficult to imagine someone still being on the fence about which candidate to support. It’s not like there are two moderates circling each other somewhere in the muddled middle ground. Mitt Romney and the Republicans are at opposite ends of the spectrum from Barack Obama and the Democrats.
But for the curious, or those still trying to decide, the Christian Science Monitor is offering two quizzes designed to show you how your thinking compares with each candidate. After you answer all the questions in each quiz, you’ll get a little report of sorts, followed by the candidate’s position on each of the questions you’ve just answered.
Based on my results, reported below, I’d have to say the quizzes were more informative about the candidates than about my thinking, which appears to be a wee bit confused (“pied,” perhaps):
Congratulations! You’re more liberal than President Obama!
You’re proudly towing the liberal line, canvas tote bag and all. You’ve probably been frustrated with President Obama’s policies on more than one occasion, especially when he compromises with Republicans. You probably miss the Clinton years, and may have even been a Hillary supporter in ’08.
Romney all the way!
For the most part, you agree with Romney’s ideas. You consider yourself a Republican, and you’re ready for the GOP to take back the White House!
Oh well, it was an interesting experiment. And it did result in useful listings of the candidates’ positions.