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Gavin Newsom on Abortion
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  • Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Budget & Economy
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  • Government has role in economic growth. (Sep 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Civil Rights
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  • Early supporter for gay marriage. (Jul 2017)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gavin Newsom on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gavin Newsom on Drugs
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  • Let California legalization continue. (Jul 2017)
  • Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana. (Jan 2017)
  • I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19. (Jan 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Education
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  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Energy & Oil
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  • California leads the way on green energy. (Jun 2017)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Environment
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  • Pro-active on energy and resource management. (Sep 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Families & Children
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  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Foreign Policy
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  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Free Trade
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  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Government Reform
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  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks. (Jun 2017)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Health Care
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  • Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents. (Jul 2017)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gavin Newsom on Immigration
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  • Sanctuary cities build trust. (Jul 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gavin Newsom on Local Issues
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Gavin Newsom on Principles & Values
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  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Gavin Newsom on Social Security
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  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on Tax Reform
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  • Supports tax hikes for public good. (Mar 2017)
Gavin Newsom on Technology
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  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
Gavin Newsom on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gavin Newsom on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Early supporter for gay marriage: 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)
Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-active on energy and resource management: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax hikes for public good: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sanctuary cities build trust: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
California leads the way on green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let California legalization continue: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government has role in economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20

Gavin Newsom is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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