Huntsman is the “moderate” of the group. HE is consistently polling below five percent but continues to receive invitations to debates.
Job Creation: Lower taxes and simplify the code.
Student Loans: Seeks reform to student loans but not elimination.
In-State Tuition: Supports in-state tuition for illegals.
Education Reform: Supports a shift to a voucher system.
Balancing the Budget: Supports a balanced budget amendment.
Healthcare: Wants a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, wants to remove tax exemptions for employee-sponsored health insurance.
Environment: As governor, supported cap-and-trade policies and signed the Western Climate Initiative.
Taxes: Flatten the tax code.
Abortion: Says he would support a right-to-life amendment, wants to ban second trimester abortions.
Gay Marriage: Has supported civil unions, wants to leave it up to the states.
Social Security: Indirectly supported the Ryan Plan to reform Social Security.
Energy Policy: Seeks to end “addiction” to imported oil through renewable energy initiatives and development of domestic fossil fuels.