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Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour 2
Conservative -45
Liberal Democrat 72
UK Independence Party -23
Green 14
You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Let's face it; card carrying members should agree with the policies they voted for, right?

ETA: The test is biased, follow up analysis here.

Date: 2005-04-13 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadriel.livejournal.com
I got pretty much the same, rather unsurprisingly...

Date: 2005-04-13 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seth-ra.livejournal.com
Now, what suprised me was coming out as green. I assume this happened because of my liberal views on Cannabis and Foxhunting, and opposition to war in Iraq.
Unfortunately, to my mind there are far more important issues than who smokess what and what they kill. Maybe this test should have weighted answers. Silly test people.

Date: 2005-04-14 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-exe.livejournal.com
I regularly score as far more libertarian than I am on these online politics tests, primarily because they don't weight the important of differing civil liberties.

There are lots of things I see no point in wasting government money stopping people doing them, which doesn't make me a libertarian, just a fan of efficiency.

Date: 2005-04-14 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulatpingu.livejournal.com
Yup, no surprises there. Bit more Green than Mat, but still very much Lib Dem.

OTOH, it doesn't help that all the qustions are based on policy and knowing the policy means you could clearly tell where you were going. I assume the site is supposed to make up the mind of people who know nothing about politics?

Date: 2005-04-14 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-exe.livejournal.com
Most online quizzes break if you know where the answers are pointing - you'll likely introduce some bias, even if not consciously.

However, if you don't have some grasp of the answers, it is unlikely you care enough to be bothered with the quiz.

Date: 2005-04-14 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-exe.livejournal.com
This quiz was almost certainly written by a LibDem supporter: all the issues raised are issues that the LibDems are particularly concerned with.
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British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

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