Know Your Democrats.com---Polls

Polls on 2008 Candidates & Key Issues


Issue #1: 72% of Americans Believe the Iraq War was a Mistake

How the candidates voted:


Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

John Edwards

Dennis Kucinich

Joe Biden

Oppose the Iraq War?

No

?

No

Yes

No

Oppose escalation of the Iraq War?

No

No

?

Yes

No

Support immediate withdrawal from Iraq?

No

No

No

Yes

No

*Both Bill Richardson & Mike Gravel oppose the war, oppose escalation, and support immediate withdrawal. However, neither were in Congress to vote on the issue.

Issue #2: Zero Tolerance for Torture / Support of Geneva Convention

How the candidates voted:


Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

John Edwards

Dennis Kucinich

Joe Biden

Oppose Bush's torture bill?

No

No

n/a

Yes

No

*John Edwards supported the torture bill, and supported the ignoring of the Geneva Convention. Both Bill Richardson & Mike Gravel verbally opposed the Bush torture bill, and supported the Geneva Convention. None of these candidates had the opportunity to vote on the legislation.

Issue #3: Civil Rights vs. Corporation Rights

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How the candidates voted:


Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

John Edwards

Dennis Kucinich

Joe Biden

Protects Civil Rights/ Bill of Rights over Corporations

74%


77%


50%


100%


80%

*Both Mike Gravel and Bill Richardson verbally support civil rights & the Bill of Rights over corporations or government intrusion.

Issue #4: Environment: Percent of Americans who want legislation protecting the environment

How the candidates voted (rating provided by the Sierra Club):

Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

John Edwards

Dennis Kucinich

Mike Gravel

Joe Biden

71%


100%


64%

100%


85%

100%