February 7, 2000
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In addition to SelectSmart's Presidental Candidate chooser app which was mentioned here before, AOL now has one and iVillage does too. Although all the questions are different, I'm getting the same top three in all apps. A funny sidenote: if you leave everything at the defaults of "no preference" at AOL's candidate chooser, Al Gore comes up as first choice. Although it's just a bug caused by alphabetizing the candidates, I think it's a little too close to the truth to ignore. :)
posted by mathowie (4 comments total)
My results are pretty consistant too, my main choice is John Hagelin, Ph.D. the closest well known canadidate is bradley and he comes in 4th.
posted by corpse at 3:02 PM on February 7, 2000

Hmmm... AOL says I should vote for Bill Bradley, iVillage says John McCain, and Select Smart says David McReynolds (look ma, I'm a socialist).

I guess that's what happens when you support a woman's right to chose, gay couple's rights to equal protections under the law, and our dag on right to bear arms!
posted by jennyb at 5:44 PM on February 7, 2000

My results varied pretty wildly... being a fiscal conservative and social moderate kinda screws with the system. McCain & Forbes managed to make my top five in each, though.
posted by othermatt at 7:40 PM on February 7, 2000

what's frustrating about these quizzes is that some of the questions don't cover all sides of an issue, for example this question from the ivillage survey only allows for opposing the current immigration policy. you know what they say about assuming anything...

Do you support changes in the current United States immigration policy?
o  I support greatly reducing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States annually.
o  I believe that legal immigration standards need to be made stricter, moderately reducing the number of immigrants allowed in annually.
o  I believe that a more fair and organized system of legal immigration is needed.
o  I have no opinion on this issue.
posted by palegirl at 10:29 PM on February 7, 2000

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