2024 Presidential Primary Survey
Each election year Citizens Count sends an issue survey to every candidate for state and federal office in New Hampshire. We make every attempt to contact candidates by snail-mail, email, and phone. Candidate survey responses are the primary source for issue positions shown on the Citizens Count website. If a candidate does not respond to the Citizens Count survey, staff will search for candidate issue positions published in newspapers, posted on Facebook, etc.
The issues included in the survey are selected based on input from our online community, consultation with experts, and a review of legislation and candidate platforms. The list below shows questions included on the 2024 survey sent to candidates for U.S. president ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary.
End normal trade relations with China
Do you support ending China's Permanent Normal Trade Relations status?
Defend Taiwan with U.S. military forces
Military action in Mexico
Mexican border wall
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Military aid to Ukraine
Limit firearms under age 21
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
"Military-style" firearms ban
Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Marijuana legalization across U.S.
Should the government legalize marijuana at the federal level?
Electric vehicle mandate for automakers
Increase oil and natural gas leases on public land
Support further Fed interest rate hikes
Decrease tariffs on imports
Should the federal government combat inflation by decreasing tariffs on imports from foreign countries?
Cap prices increases by large businesses
Should the federal government combat inflation by capping price increases by large businesses?
Budget cuts to match new spending
Should the federal government combat inflation by requiring budget cuts to match any new federal spending?
Raise taxes to reduce budget deficit
Should the federal government combat inflation by raising taxes to reduce the budget deficit?
Revise Jones Act
Should the federal government combat inflation by repealing or revising the Jones Act to allow more foreign involvement in shipping between U.S. ports?
Raise social security retirement age
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age from today's age of 67?
Means testing for social security
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Raise income cap for social security tax
Should the federal government reform social security by raising the cap on income subject to the Social Security tax?
Privatize social security
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Price negotiation on prescription drugs
Do you support allowing the federal government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs covered under Medicare?
Federal abortion ban
Should the federal government ban some abortions?
Federal right to abortion before 24 weeks
Exclude transgender women from sports
Abolish federal departments
Do you support abolishing any federal agencies or departments?
Competency tests for older candidates
Do you support mandatory competency tests for federal candidates over age 75?