Candidate Profile
Barack Obama

Democrat, Montana

Biography

Name
Barack Obama
Party
Democrat
Race
President/VP of the United States
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2012:  17%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2012:  17%
Club for Growth, 2012:  9%
Center for Security Policy, 2009-10:  0%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  0%
FRC Action, 2012:  0%
National Right to Life, 2012:  0%

6%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2012:  100%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2010:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2011:  95%

98%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

14
Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, CA Gov. Jerry Brown, Senators Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and 8 more

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
15
Americans for Responsible Leadership, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, George Allen, John Sullivan, National Rifle Association, Our Country Deserves Better/Tea Party Express and 9 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
14
ActBlue, Congressional Black Caucus, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Hillary Clinton and 8 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
339
1911 United, ActBlue, Adam Edelen, Adam Schiff, Al Riley, Alan Franken and 333 more

Summary

66%

LIBERAL

34%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Should the Healthcare law be repealed?

OPPOSES - In reaction to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the law as Constitutional, he said, “Whatever the politics, today's decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it.” Source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/06/Supreme-Court-rules-on-Obama-health-care-plan-718037/1

2. Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?

SUPPORTS - Based on his public announcement in May of 2012 that he is in favor of homosexual marriage, combined with his administration’s announcement in 2011 that the Defense of Marriage Act would not be enforced, it can be concluded that he does not support limiting the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/us/politics/obama-says-same-sex-marriage-should-be-legal.html?pagewanted=all

3. What is your position on expanding gun control?

SUPPORTS - A Fox News article on July 21, 2012, notes that he “called for reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons during his 2008 presidential campaign. But since his election, he hasn't sought to get that done or pushed other gun control proposals.” Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/21/obama-romney-views-have-evolved-toward-gun-rights/#ixzz24oG9x7DV

4. What is your position on abortion?

SUPPORTS - Based on an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, it can be concluded that he is pro-choice. Source: http://thehill.com/video/campaign/229979-planned-parenthood-endorses-obama-launches-14m-ad-buy

5. What is your position on tax increases?

UNCLEAR - Based on quotes comparing his 2008 campaign stance on taxes to his 2012 stance, it seems he has narrowed the scope of taxes that he guarantees will not increase to income taxes, not all taxes, as he said in 2008. Source: http://www.atr.org/obamas-altered-tax-pledge-a7154

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