Kucinich again

Friday, 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.

Your Top Match


Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D)

93.48% match

You are number 1,030,923 to use the Candidate Calculator.

Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D)

Your Other Top Matches

Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) – 90.22%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) – 76.09%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) – 76.09%


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%

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  1. Kucinich and Gravel at my filed quarter

    I spotted at Chawed Rosin an image of the political compass scores of each of the US presidential hopefuls. Since I happened to take the very same test the other day through my Facebook profile, I inserted my own score (Left/Right: -3.50, Social Libert…

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