Election 2012: The Voter Guide

Sept. 7, 2012

A comparison of the presidential candidates on 12 key issues, plus fact sheets with key background information on Medicare, Social Security, taxes, and more.

Voter Guide 2012: Obama and Romney on the Issues

National Priorities Project compares the candidates on 12 key issues.

Fact Sheet: Federal Spending

How big are budget deficits and what should be done?

Fact Sheet: Military Spending

Is the military budget getting bigger or getting cut? This one-pager covers the hotly-debated status of military spending.

Fact Sheet: Taxes

Should tax rates go up or down, and for whom? This one-pager includes important but little-known facts about taxes and loopholes in the tax code, plus proposals from both presidential candidates.

Fact Sheet: Education

Did you know that education programs account for just 2 percent of federal spending? This one-pager explains the federal role in education and includes quotes on the issue from the presidential candidates.

Fact Sheet: Social Security

Is Social Security in crisis or not? This one-pager covers the must-know facts and proposals from both presidential candidates.

Fact Sheet: Health Care

Health care accounts for 24 percent of the federal budget. This one-pager covers the facts on growth in health spending and proposals from both presidential candidates.