Vote Compass result

Vote Compass Result
Vote Compass Result

I have a policy of never telling anyone who I vote for. That said, here is the result I got on the Vote Compass. It’s a fun and enlightening tool—one that would be a helpful starting-place for people who don’t follow Canadian politics very closely, but who still want to be responsible citizens and cast an informed ballot.

You tell it what you think about a few political issues, and then it tells you where you are on the economic and social political spectra, and which parties are closest to you. You can even indicate which issues are important to you, and then it adjusts the picture to compensate!

I’m surprised that I’m not further to the economic left, to be honest.

I’m looking forward to Democracy Day, which I’m told has been scheduled for May 2. My favourite part of elections are the personal, petty attacks on party leaders’ character. Why, I remember the provincial election back in 2003 when I was a student at UWO. There was a press release from the PC party of Ontario, calling Dalton McGuinty an “evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet.” I hope that something like that happens again. Politics can be so much fun when people who should know better do things like that.

Edit: I just noticed that Google has decided that the ad next to this post should be the one for the Vote Compass. Awesome. :)

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4 thoughts on “Vote Compass result”

  1. “I have a policy of never telling anyone who I vote for.” I seem to recall you not talking about ANY political issue other than the time we got to vote on proportional representation in Ontario.

    Anyways I did the compass the other day and I ended up at the very bottom of your circle… which surprised me a little… I tend to consider myself as fitting into the top right quadrant but I guess on some issues I can be a bit of a libertarian as a default due to ignorance which would move me south on the compass.

  2. There are people who were important to me back then, who would still, to this day, have serious doubts about the salvation of one’s eternal soul, if one voted for any party but the Conservative Party. Many Christians see the Conservative Party as God’s chosen voice on Parliament Hill. I have heard a great number of people, who I otherwise respected, in prayer meetings, thanking God that the Conservative Party formed the government, because that meant that there was a “godly man in power.”

    I didn’t want to talk about political issues because I had political views that diverged wildly from those of the majority of the people I was close with. For good or for ill, most of those people think I’m going to hell now anyway, so I can be a little more open now about my political views.

  3. It is rather unfortunate when people don’t bother to consider what the party claims as their platform. I still maintain that if a party is out to lunch in an area of their platform I’m an expert on they can’t be trusted in areas I don’t understand.

  4. I took the Compass test. The first time I got Bloc (I blame this on the test being done on my iPhone), the second (on a computer) I was directly on the Liberal square.

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