Friday, March 2, 2007

How Liberal (or Conservative) are you?

I'm a perfect 10 (out of 40) on the political spectrum according to a quiz created by Victor Kamber and Bradley S. O'Leary, who have written a number of books on the subject figuring out where you are politically. Apparently this quiz appeared in a 1994 edition of USA Today Weekend. This would explain the individuals on the spectrum and the fact that Hillary, who matches up with my number 10 is so far left.

While many wouldn't agree, I think Hillary has worked quite hard to move herself a little more toward the center for this presidential election. I myself probably prefer 1994 Hillary a bit better--so lining up there is fine.

Also, the questions on this thing aren't the best. Many of them require yes or no answers on issues that may fall into the "yes, but" or "no, but" category -- probably pushing many people farther toward one particular side of the spectrum than they are. But, all science and timeliness (or lack thereof) aside, it's pretty fun.

The full spectrum goes like this, with Jesse Jackson as a zero and Ronald Reagan a 40:

Jessie
Jackson
Ted
Kennedy
Hillary
Clinton
Bill
Clinton
Colin
Powell
George
Bush
Jack
Kemp
Bob
Dole
Ronald
Reagan



My blogging comrade Loree was a 9. Most others I've polled so far have fallen in the 10-20 range. Let us know in your comments how you score and what you think about the spectrum.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

18 and proud of it!

NKYGAL said...

I scored a 13, smack dab in between Bill and Hillary... No Monica jokes please....

 
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