Kucinich againFriday, October 12, 2007 at 5:59 | Posted in Election, USA, web tests | 1 Comment
Last week I gave a shot at Presidential Candidate Selector and was surprised to find Dennis Kucinich topping the returned list. I just obtained a second opinion through Candidate Calculator (via Johan Ingerö) and was equally surprised. Kucinich on top again but this time closely followed by Obama with a substantial margin to Clinton and Edwards. I never even thought of Kucinich as a serious candidate but I guess I’ll just have to learn more about him.
Unlike the other test, this one had a pretty decent user interface. The questions were far too general, though. A number of topics are listed and you are asked if you support them, the options being yes, no and unsure. In real life things are usually a bit more complicated than that.
Here is what the test returned. I still miss the customary HTML code for displaying it.
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D)
You are number 1,030,923 to use the Candidate Calculator.
Your Other Top Matches
Middle of the Pack
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) – 71.74%
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) – 68.48%
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) – 67.39%
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) – 65.22%
Businessman John Cox (R) – 40.22%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) – 38.04%
Texas Representative Ron Paul (R) – 36.96%
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) – 28.26%
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (R) – 26.09%
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) – 26.09%
Bottom of the Barrel
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) – 19.57%
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) – 15.22%
Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo (R) – 10.87%
California Representative Duncan Hunter (R) – 5.43%