Now, it’s your turn to answer. Below are 10 questions we found particularly interesting, mostly because they reveal big differences between the candidates. We haven’t asked the campaigns about every topic, but this selection tries to cover a wide range of issues. Answer as many as you like.
Of course, policy stances are just one reason to pick a candidate. But if you haven’t been paying close attention to the campaign yet (and even if you have), this quiz can help clarify: What do you think? And which Democrats — if any — agree with you?
Update (Nov. 20): Steyer and Warren provided additional answers to the questions included in this quiz. Those stances are now included here.
Update (Nov. 21): The descriptions of the Trump administration’s border policy and a criminal statute related to border crossing have been clarified.
Update (Nov. 22): Klobuchar’s campaign confirmed her stance on adding Supreme Court justices. That stance is now included here. Also further clarified the descriptions of the Trump administration’s border policy and a criminal statute related to border crossing.
About this story
The Washington Post sent detailed questionnaires to every Democratic campaign asking whether they support various policies. We organized candidates with similar stances into groups using a combination of those answers, legislative records, action taken in an executive role and other public comments, such as policy discussion on campaign websites, social media posts, interviews, town halls and other news reports. This quiz includes just the 10 candidates who qualified for the November debate.
On paid family leave, candidates who support more than 12 weeks are considered in agreement with readers who choose 12 weeks for the final results table calculation. Those candidates would likely support 12 weeks of paid family leave even if they preferred more.
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Originally published Nov. 18, 2019.
Candidate illustrations by Ben Kirchner.