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Andrew Yang on Abortion
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  • Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Budget & Economy
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  • Measure standard of living instead of GDP. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Civil Rights
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  • Supports LGBTQ rights. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Corporations
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  • Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Crime
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  • Replace mass incarceration with social programs. (Mar 2019)
  • Body cameras for every police officer. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Drugs
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  • War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment. (Mar 2019)
  • Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions. (Mar 2019)
  • Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Education
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  • Improving teacher salaries improves student success. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering. (Mar 2019)
  • Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Environment
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  • Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Families & Children
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  • Who you love and how you love are up to you. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Foreign Policy
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  • Be very judicious about projecting force. (Mar 2019)
  • Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Free Trade
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Andrew Yang on Government Reform
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  • Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Gun Control
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  • Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Health Care
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  • Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right. (Mar 2019)
  • ObamaCare is only a good first step. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Homeland Security
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  • Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones. (Mar 2019)
  • Invest in equipment for technical superiority. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Immigration
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  • Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency. (Mar 2019)
  • Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane. (Mar 2019)
  • Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Jobs
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  • Pay equity for women and minorities. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Principles & Values
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Andrew Yang on Social Security
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  • Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Tax Reform
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  • Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Technology
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Andrew Yang on War & Peace
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  • Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income. (Mar 2019)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay equity for women and minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Who you love and how you love are up to you: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports LGBTQ rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is only a good first step: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Improving teacher salaries improves student success: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace mass incarceration with social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Body cameras for every police officer: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane: Favors topic 12
Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones: Favors topic 15
Invest in equipment for technical superiority: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Be very judicious about projecting force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering: Strongly Favors topic 18
Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income: Strongly Favors topic 20

Andrew Yang is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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