Where You Stand on the Issues

The Issue Engine is a place to learn where the presidential candidates stand on the important issues of the election and choose which candidate better represents your views. Read more »

Analysis from Dan Balz and other Post reporters:
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The Issues Your Endorsement Who Americans Trust More*
Abortion Pick a Candidate
Trust dealing with social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. 09/09/2012 39% Romney 50% Obama
Afghanistan Pick a Candidate
Would be better on Afghanistan. (NBC/WSJ) 09/09/2012 38% Romney 51% Obama
Economy Pick a Candidate
Trust handling the economy. 10/13/2012 44% Romney 48% Obama
Education Pick a Candidate
Trust to do better job on education. (Fox News) 08/25/2012 42% Romney 48% Obama
Energy Pick a Candidate
Trust handling energy policy 08/25/2012 41% Romney 49% Obama
Environment Pick a Candidate
No Data
Foreign Policy Pick a Candidate
Trust handling international affairs 10/13/2012 40% Romney 50% Obama
Government Spending Pick a Candidate
Trust to deal with the federal budget deficit 10/13/2012 47% Romney 44% Obama
Gun Control Pick a Candidate
No Data
Health Care Pick a Candidate
Trust handling health care policy 10/13/2012 43% Romney 49% Obama
Immigration Pick a Candidate
Trust handling immigration issues 07/08/2012 43% Romney 46% Obama
Iran Pick a Candidate
Trust handling international affairs 09/09/2012 38% Romney 51% Obama
Jobs Pick a Candidate
Trust to do a better job creating jobs 08/20/2012 44% Romney 45% Obama
Medicare Pick a Candidate
Better on Medicare (NBC/WSJ) 10/13/2012 38% Romney 53% Obama
Military Spending Pick a Candidate
Better at being a good commander-in-chief (NBC/WSJ) 07/22/2012 35% Romney 45% Obama
Same-sex Marriage Pick a Candidate
Trust to handle social issues such as abortion and gay marriage 09/09/2012 39% Romney 50% Obama
Social Security Pick a Candidate
Stronger on Social Security (Reuters/Ipsos) 09/10/2012 39% Romney 46% Obama
Taxes Pick a Candidate
Trust to do a better job handling taxes 10/13/2012 43% Romney 49% Obama
*Poll results from Post-ABC polls among registered voters unless otherwise noted. Complete results available in the Post poll archive.

Where Your Friends Stand

CREDIT: Ryan Kellett, Leslie Passante, Jeremy Bowers, Sarah Sampsel, and Amanda Zamora - The Washington Post. Published August 10, 2012