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Quiz Tells You Whether Obama or Romney Best Matches Your Stance

This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.

Do you know which presidential candidate best matches your political stance? 

A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March.

The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned: You can choose general or more detailed responses, and a scale allows you to set the level of importance for each issue. Your responses are then analyzed to determine your ideal candidate, complete with a breakdown of your response matches.

Among the people who took the quiz in New Jersey, their positions matched President Barack Obama's 53 percent of the time—more than any other candidate.

Surprisingly, New Jerseyans' views matched Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's positions 48 percent of the time, followed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 46 percent, and GOP candidate Ron Paul at 36 percent.

And what about Romney? Just 34 percent of New Jerseyans who took the quiz have the same views as he does on the key issues.

Seems to be a pretty handy tool, but does it work? You tell us. Take the free quiz on iSideWith.com and let us know what you think. Is the candidate it matched with you the candidate you plan to vote for?

A version of this story originally appeared on Redwood City Patch.

Bill August 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Candidates In order Ron Paul 89% Mitt Romney 87% Gary Johnson 83% Barack Obama 54% By Party Republican 84% Libertarian 75% Democrat 66% Green 37%

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