Electoral Compass 2008

I’ve taken Political Compass quizzes on back in 2003 and again in 2006 here on this site.

This new Electoral Compass is a different take – it’s written in flash, for one thing, and it places you on the compass with current electoral candidates.

Here’s my score on the current one:

Political Compass 2008

Compared to previously in 2003:

Political Compass 2003

And one I took in 2006 from Okay Cupid. Note that on all of them, the axis changes, which makes them harder to compare.

You are a

Social Liberal
(88% permissive)

and an…

Economic Liberal
(26% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Strong Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

The new compass seems to think my politics are closest to Obama’s positions. I’m not terribly sure about that – the questions are pretty general, and Obama hasn’t really give specifics about many of his stances. He’s given some general outlines and a lot of inspirational speeches, which I do find inspirational. But I know more about Hillary’s actual politics.

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Political Compass, revisited

I posted a link to this site back in 2003, but I thought I should mention it again. The Political Compass site measures where you fall on the political landscape, based on your answers to fiscal questions as well as social liberty questions. Rather than place you on a scale, though, it puts you on an axis. Very interesting.

And here’s where I landed back in 2003. It’s funny, because at the time, I was bitching about people calling me a hard-core lefty, and Scott’s encountering the same thing recently.

Political Compass 2003

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Political Compass 2003

For about the third time in the last month I’ve been called a lefty, and I’m getting pretty shitty about it. Actually, I think the most recent quote was “It would be hard for any man to be to the left of your political views.” To which I replied: “either you don’t know shit about politics or you don’t know shit about my political views, one of the two.” So if you’re really interested in finding out where I am, and where you are in comparison to me, take the political compass quiz.

Then check out where you are on the grid, compared to me. As you can see, it isn’t hard for anyone to be to the left of my political views. Gandhi is, for one.

Political Compass 2003

2019 Update: I took a different Compass Quiz in 2006.

And again in 2008..

Political Compass 2008

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