Undecided voters can get clarity with Candidates iPhone app

Jan 11, 2012
Tech

Choosing a presidential candidate to back can be confusing, especially for first-time voters. Candidates takes your opinions and helps pair you with a candidate who shares your point of view on the issues. Through an in-app quiz, voters will share their opinions on a variety of matters, from abortion to immigration. Be careful to read […]

Choosing a presidential candidate to back can be confusing, especially for first-time voters. Candidates takes your opinions and helps pair you with a candidate who shares your point of view on the issues.

Through an in-app quiz, voters will share their opinions on a variety of matters, from abortion to immigration. Be careful to read each question carefully if you want the most accurate results, as some wording might be unintentionally misleading. A slide bar below each question lets you further tailor your results by sharing how important a particular topic is to you. After you’ve finished the quiz, Candidates will rank the current presidential candidates as your best choice, according to how they compare (most to least similar) with your issue positions. While you’re taking the quiz, you can tap the information button to read Wiki articles if you’re interested in learning more about a particular issue. Candidates also presents statistics on how all previous users responded to each question so you can see how your responses stack up against the opinions of others.

Candidates provides contact information for how to get involved with each candidate’s race, along with links to voter-registration information and Wikipedia articles on each candidate.

Load time for the inline web pages and Wikipedia articles varies (and Candidates did freeze on occasion), but overall its results are of decent accuracy and should provide undecided voters some guidance for the 2012 election.

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