Kieskompas - Election Compass, after having developed a successful Voting Advice Application (VAA) for the US Democratic Primaries, has now published a more popularized version for the US Presidential Election: the Trump meter. As always, Kieskompas sticks to its scientific roots. This VAA has been developed through a fully scientific method, and by a team of experts in the Netherlands, the US, and each country in which the Trump Meter is published.
The selection and wording of the statements is executed in collaboration with American political scientists and, of course, the Kieskompas team, based on the American presidential campaign, the most salient debates in the US at the moment, and a large-scale panel survey among Americans. The scientific method also implies that the candidates are placed on all statements by experts who use a strict hierarchy of sources for this purpose. All positions are thus substantiated with communication from the candidates, their platform or website, social media channels, interviews or reliable media. These substantiations can be found transparently in the Trump Meter on the results page under the tab 'What do the candidates think?' It is on the basis of the positions of the candidates on the selected propositions that the Trump Meter calculates the results of users.