The 2012 Presidential Candidates on Official English

Hover over each category for an explanation of each candidate’s position. Click to view ProEnglish’s complete analysis of their record.

Paul (R)
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Bachmann (R)
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Gingrich (R)
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Santorum (R)
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Romney (R)
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Perry (R)
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Obama (D)
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Huntsman (R)
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ProEnglish has ranked the 2012 Presidential candidates based on their strength of support for preserving the historic role of English as the common, unifying language of the United States. Candidates can improve their scores by clarifying a position in the media, on their website, in a debate, by cosponsoring a current bill in Congress even if that candidate is not currently in public office, or by simply contacting ProEnglish with their clarified position on any of the questions in our survey, which was mailed to each candidate's campaign.

white_check_mark  denotes a position that ProEnglish deems favorable.
redx  denotes  a position that ProEnglish deems unfavorable.
N/A   denotes an unknown position.


 

Letter grades
Graded based on 5.5 points being a perfect score; Issue categories are weighted.

Official English = 2 pts, bilingual ballots = 1 pt, amnesty = 0.25 pt, Puerto Rico = 0.25, English-on-job = 1 pt, assimilation =1 pt

5 - 5.5 points = A
4.5 - 4.0 points
= A-
3.5 - 3 points = B
2 points = C
1 point = D
0 - negative =

F

 


 

ProEnglish is a self-governing project of U.S., Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and the nation's leading advocate of official English.We work through the courts and in the court of public opinion to defend English's historic role as America's common, unifying language, and to persuade lawmakers to adopt English as the official language at all levels of government. You can learn more about our positions on these issues at www.proenglish.org.

 

ProEnglish does not endorse candidates.

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