Who Should You Support For President? The Answer May Surprise You
This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' positions.
Americans are getting ready for next first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney later this month.
For those still unsure or those who are interested in knowing if they are supporting the right person, there is a place to help you online.
A website launched earlier this year that claims their tool can match candidates to voters, has quickly been gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than three million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March.
The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned; you can choose general or more detailed responses, and a scale allows you to set the level of importance for each issue. Your responses are then analyzed to determine your ideal candidate, complete with a breakdown of your response matches.
Among the people who have so far taken the quiz in New Jersey, their positions matched President Barack Obama's 53 percent of the time — more than any other candidate. Surprisingly, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson came in second with 47 percent, with Green Party candidate Jill Stein just two points behind at 45 percent. Mitt Romney matched only 34 percent of the New Jersey respondents.
Seems to be a pretty handy tool, but does it work? You tell us. Take the free quiz on iSideWith.com and let us know what you think. Is the candidate it matched with you the candidate you plan to vote for?