There are a few of these out there, but this is the one I believe I originally took in November.Â Of the others I've seen, it's also the simplest testÂ with questions on the most important issues. It alsoÂ allows you to input how important an issue is to you.
The last time I took thisÂ Ron Paul was first, Mike Gravel was second, and Fred Thompson was third. Unfortunately, I didn't keep the scores corresponding to the candidates when I took the test last fall so I can't compare them here.
Bert B. reminded me of this testÂ Â in the thread on Gibbs Williams' article, and I thought I'd take it again since Gravel and Thompson are no longer in the running. I'll probably have to take it again after the primary since Ron Paul will most likely not, except for a miracle,Â be the Republican nominee.
Another of the interesting things to note is the score which seems to beÂ an indicator of the proximity of your views with the candidates'.Â Paul scored first withÂ a 49. Romney came inÂ 2nd with a 37, and McCain 3rd, with a 32. For Bert's results, for instance, his highest score for first choice was a 70 for a candidate no longer in the running, a lot higher than mine was for Paul. His lowest agreement with a candidate was at 5 for Romney and my lowest was at 13Â with Hillary.
The test does claim that it is not an indicator of for whom you should vote. It's not a scientific result. It is fun to see how accurate or inaccurate it is. For me it is pretty accurate, except for choosing Romney as 2nd. I really don't like him. Ron Paul really is my first choice and Hillary came in last. That's enough accuracy for me!
Have fun with it and feel free to share how your results aligned, or did not, with the outcome.