This new iPhone app can tell you in seconds which presidential candidate you actually agree with the most

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Picking a political candidate can be an exhausting exercise.

It's hard enough to cut through all the spin and grandstanding so you can figure out where different candidates truly stand on the issues. But once you've done that, you'd still need a detailed spreadsheet to know what percentage of your own political leanings overlap with each presidential hopeful.

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That's probably why lots of people just end up voting for the candidate with the most name recognition from their party.

But a new app called Voter is targeting the busy citizen by bringing Tinder-style swiping to the political process. It aims to make understanding the stances of the candidates as easy as answering a few quick questions on a dating app.

Here's how it works.

Voter presents you with a series of issues, which you choose "yes" or "no" on by swiping right or left. When you're done it checks your answers against data points of the candidates — like voting records, speeches, public stances, and finances. Then it tells you how much you agree with each candidate.

I tried it out and here's what it looked like:

First you log in using Facebook.

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You get to swipe right...

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...or left.

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It first shows you common issues.

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If you want more information you can tap on the card...

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...and it will show the pros and cons.

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You can get matched with a candidate based on "Level 1" questions...

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...or you can continue to more nuanced ones.

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At the end of "Level 2" you can choose to be matched with a party or a candidate.

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The app analyzes the data...

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...shows you who you most agree with...

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...and who you really don't agree with.

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And soon, you'll even be able to go down to the senate level.

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Check out the app for yourself at the App Store.


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This new iPhone app can tell you in seconds which presidential candidate you actually agree with the most

Business mogul Donald Trump (R)

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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (D)

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Maryland (R)

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R)

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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (R)

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Senator Marco Rubio of Florida (R)

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York (D)

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Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (R)

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R)

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Former CEO, Businesswoman Carly Fiorina of California (R)

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (R)

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Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)

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Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (R)

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Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D)

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)

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Ohio Governor John Kasich (R)

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Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R)

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