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Glenn Youngkin on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the life of every Virginia child born and unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
My religion teaches me protect life before and after: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Plans to limit his comments about abortion: Neutral on topic 1
Court lets each state make its own decision on abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Virginians elected a pro-life governor; I've been very clear: Strongly Opposes topic 1
15 week limit: Virginians want fewer abortions, not more: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support mothers so they'll choose to bring life into world: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Democrats support divisive curriculum: critical race theory: Opposes topic 2
We've got to get critical race theory out of the schools: Strongly Opposes topic 2
We will teach all of our history: the good and the bad: Favors topic 2
Firm offered matching gifts for social justice donations: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Personally against gay marriage but would support the law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Unfair for biological boys to play sports with girls: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
I'm guided by my faith & conservative values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Faith in a loving God, whose presence can be felt here today: Strongly Favors topic 4
Faith seared in our heart by loving, almighty Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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A "sad thing" that Medicaid was expanded under Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
$230M to build strong, stable behavioral health safety net: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Left agenda ends accelerated math, Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 7
Create "Innovation Schools" to provide more choice: Favors topic 7
Ban critical race theory from being taught in Virginia: Strongly Favors topic 7
Parents should have a say in what is taught in school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Critical race theory is in schools, hidden from parents: Strongly Favors topic 7
Critical race theory is in schools, hidden from parents: Strongly Favors topic 7
We shouldn't play privilege bingo with children: Favors topic 7
We must provide choice within the public school system: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
Streamline or cut small business operational requirements: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rejects "defund the police"; for qualified immunity: Strongly Favors topic 9
$5000 retention bonus for "our law enforcement heroes": Favors topic 9
Return respect to those who wear the uniform: Favors topic 9
Tougher penalties for those who commit crimes with guns: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trump: Glenn is pro-Second Amendment & pro-America: Strongly Favors topic 10
Against red flag laws, universal background checks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Lifetime NRA member, will push back against gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We will double the standard deduction on income taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminated grocery tax; look forward to more tax breaks: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Increase standard deduction; $1B of surplus for tax relief: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Only interested in a plan that reduces taxes for Virginians: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Supported Trump's trade battles with China: Opposes topic 13
Prohibit Chinese Communist tech & purchases of farmland: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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The most exceptional nation the world has ever known: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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Proposes tax breaks and services for veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Shift from fossil fuels will increase electric bills: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change challenging, but doesn't know what causes it: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Energy plan is all of the above, not just renewables: Opposes topic 18
Let's set realistic carbon reduction goals every five years: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Our "All of the Above" energy plan embraces everything: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalization a problem, never met user who was successful: Strongly Favors topic 19
Make sale of deadly drugs a felony homicide: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training: Opposes topic 20

Glenn Youngkin is a Populist-Leaning Conservative
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