Presidential Profiles by Conservative Review



It was two months ago that we reported on a new feature from Conservative Review, Conservative Review Presidential Profiles. At that time they had profiles for six candidates, and now they have profiles for 14 candidates. We invite you to read in depth here.

One cautionary note is that having that large number of 14 instead of 6 is visually overwhelming. That’s why we are following up here with the profiles of the six most conservative candidates on just five of the eleven issue categories. One of the most important issue categories is immigration, and a CR Grade of Good is worth 20 points, a CR grade of Bad is -20 points, and a CR grade of Mixed is 5 points. The other four issue categories are education, moral issues, the 2nd amendment, and the economy. Those four each have a CR Grade of Good worth 15 points, a
CR grade of Bad is -15 points, and a CR grade of Mixed is 5 points.

One interesting note is that there is an article from Breitbart about how the two with the most conservative scores brought Iowa Christians to their feet at the Family Leadership Summit Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Here is an excerpt:

Cruz received a rousing standing ovation when he called for investigating, prosecuting and de-funding Planned Parenthood after a video was released this week showing an executive of the organization discussing fetal tissue harvesting.

And it was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, currently polling 13th in Iowa, who generated the most enthusiasm, receiving three standing ovations to Cruz’s two. He received one for calling for a constitutional amendment to protect religious freedom, but it was a line accusing the New York Times of going soft on President Obama that brought down the house. “I am critical when the mainstream media, when they don’t apply the same standards to this president they apply to the rest of us,” said Jindal, after he had said, “The next president has to be ready to fight the New York Times, the ACLU, the Washington Post.”

Historically a GOP candidate needs to finish in the top 3 in the Iowa caucus to have any chance of securing the Republican nomination for President. Currently polling in Iowa has 2 of these 6 in the top 3 in Iowa. The Conservative Review profiles are fixed unlike polls that change all the time. Some may support one of the other candidates, and some of those other candidates will impact who eventually becomes the Republican nominee for President.

Candidate Education Immigration Moral issues 2nd Amendment Taxes, Economy, & Trade Sum Total
Ted Cruz 15 20 15 15 15 80
Bobby Jindal 15 20 15 15 5 70
Scott Walker 5 5 15 15 15 55
Rand Paul 15 5 5 15 15 55
Rick Perry 15 -20 15 15 15 40
Marco Rubio 15 -20 15 15 15 40
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July 19, 2015 3:18 pm

Any reason why foreign policy/defense aren’t listed?

Mike gamecock DeVine
July 19, 2015 7:12 pm

The eighth column: Rand Paul wouldn’t defend the country. The rest would.