I have some friends who are newer to the political world. A while ago I took the political compass survey. It was interesting. According to it I am right of center. I am also in the middle according to a authoritarian/libertarian scale (Sep 2008).
Take the survey and find out where you stand. Are the people you vote for in line with your standards?
Update 2013-12-19Here is the result of my answers to this survey
More on political spectrum.
Update 2015-07-16I took the political compass survey again. I haven't moved in the left/right axis but have moved towards libertarian (Economic Left/Right: 3.0, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15)
Here is my chart in relation to the 2008 primaries.