By this point, most Americans have made up their minds about who they are going to vote for President come Election Day. But if you are still trying to decide, or just want to reassure yourself that you are indeed voting for the candidate who most closely reflects your views, take the Glassbooth Quiz. The site is run by a non-partisan, non-profit organization (or so it claims). You tell the site what your positions are on a range of issues, and it spits back compatibility scores for each of the Presidential candidates (including third-party candidates Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Bob Barr). You can try it just to make sure you really are on the same page with your preferred candidate.
Here’s how it works. First, you indicate which issues you care about the most by distributing 20 points among 16 different topics (Taxes and Budget, Science, Civil Liberties and Domestic Security, Iraq and Foreign Policy, Internet and Media, Trade and Economics, Environment and Energy, Gun Control, etc.)
Then you are asked a series of questions, whether you support or oppose policy proposals such as tax cuts for the middle class or enforcing net neutrality. Each question has a rating scale from “Strongly oppose” to “strongly support”:
Once you finish the quiz, it shows you how you match up overall to each candidate, and issue by issue. You can then drill down by issue and read the candidates’ statements on each one, with links to the sources. It is a good way to start evaluating the candidates across more than one or two hot-button issues. You might even be surprised to find out who you agree (or disagree) with the most.