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Ron DeSantis on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reject loosening law on late term abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Endorsed as pro-life "authentic conservative": Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect faith-based noncooperation with gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Core values that have made America great: Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: We will not close schools, jobs, businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 5
COVID: We got it right and the lock down states got it wrong: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Against Medicare-for-all; keep private insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; health care isn't a right: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No right to health care; that's just a bureaucratic right: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare to protect Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
COVID: other states not opening schools a policy blunder: Opposes topic 7
Rejects education cuts, launched civics initiative: Opposes topic 7
Boost teacher's minimum salary to $47,500: Opposes topic 7
Parents should have public school choice: Favors topic 7
Prioritize attracting and retaining great teachers: Opposes topic 7
Expand Tax Credit Scholarships for school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand both charters & vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand voucher and charters; stop Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Create Resilient Florida program to deal with flooding: Opposes topic 8
Must be bold in tackling Florida's water problems: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Deal with Red Tide: clean the water; build a reservoir: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stop Lake Okeechobee discharges that caused algae crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes insane fantasy of defunding law enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecuted wide range of military & federal cases: Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Concealed carry statewide; open-carry on campuses: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow carrying guns openly and on college campuses: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Must remain a low-tax state with no income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts help US companies compete with foreign businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep Florida a low-tax state; super-majority to raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Against open borders, amnesty, cheap foreign labor: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No depressed wages for Floridians due to cheap foreign labor: Opposes topic 12
No sanctuary cities in Florida: Strongly Opposes topic 12
DACA is unconstitutional; opposes any path to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports E-Verify; opposes sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Get tough on illegal immigration: Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Trump's tariffs will get concessions from China: Opposes topic 13
No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
No to ballot harvesting and private groups spending money: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Ban ballot harvesting, outside groups interfering: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Backs bill impeding voting by ex-felons: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Don't restore voting rights to former felons: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Oppose socialist president of Venezuela; support opposition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pro-Israel; take action against boycott: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defend American sovereignty: Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No carbon tax; no wind energy subsidy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study: Opposes topic 18
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
No recreational marijuana; let voters decide medical usage: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oversaw unemployment system with maximum $275/week benefit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Ron DeSantis is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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Energy/Oil
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Page last updated: Apr 11, 2021