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Who Is the Best Republican for President?

The American Family Association released their voting guide.
The American Family Association released their voting guide. (Reuters)

As the much-anticipated Iowa caucus kicks off today—and serves as a potential indicator of the direction of the 2016 presidential race—American Family Association Action has released its 2016 Presidential Voter Guide.

A division of the American Family Association, AFA Action is aiming to help Christians be informed voters and vote wisely in both state and national elections. The guide provides an in-depth, high-quality, web-based and non-partisan perspective on the candidates and allows voters to identify where the candidates fall on a scale from "very liberal" to "very conservative" and everywhere in between.

"The 2016 presidential election will be crucial for our entire nation, and Christian voters especially must step up, as religious liberties, the protection of life and godly leadership are all paramount for the country," said AFA Action President Tim Wildmon. "When we fail to protect those things—or fail to elect lawmakers who will work toward the best interest of their constituents—we risk all that our Founding Fathers bestowed on us to make this nation great. 

"Now, as we prepare for one of the most crucial elections in our nation's history," he continued, "it's imperative that voters are educated about all the candidates. The AFA Action Voter Guide will serve as an invaluable tool as we head to the ballot box this year. We have an obligation not only to get out and vote, but also to understand exactly where candidates stand on key issues so we don't unwittingly vote away our freedoms." 

The AFA Action Voter Guide looks at the history of each candidate so voters can see for themselves:

  • How candidates have voted in the past
  • Who the candidates give money to
  • Where the candidates' money comes from
  • How the candidates answer questions on critical issues

"Changing presidential candidate poll numbers indicate voter uncertainty," Wildmon added. "The AFA Action Voter Guide provides voters reliable and factual content so they can be informed but not misled. In addition, AFA Action provides voters with critical tools, such as instant access to contacting elected officials, voter registration, apps and a voting pledge."

On its web site last week, AFA asked the question: "Who is the best Republican choice for president?" Thus far, more than 32,000 Americans have taken the poll, with Ted Cruz in the lead with more than 51 percent of the votes. Donald Trump is second with about 18 percent, followed by Ben Carson with more than 15 percent. Marco Rubio garnered 7.67 percent of the votes (accessed Jan. 29, 2016). 

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