Tag Archives: Polls

Gallup: 6 in 10 Americans say Dems and GOP “do such a poor job that a third major party is needed.”

The 2015 numbers are in for a long-running annual Gallup question about the need for a third major party.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties “do such a poor job” of representing the American people.

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NC Libertarian Haugh Polls 11 Percent in US Senate Race

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Sean Haugh

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (May 14) – Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh is polling “a surprisingly high 11 percent” in the U.S. Senate race, according the first poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is at 38 percent, Republican challenger Thom Tillis is at 36 percent, and 15 percent are undecided.… Read more ...

State-by-State Results of IPR’s 2016 LP Presidential Preference Poll

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With IP analysis complete, IPR can now release the official state-by-state results of its August 12-19 survey, which gauged reader preference for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination field.

In the poll, voters were asked to chose one of the following individuals, who at the time, were either running or had expressed an interest in running for the 2016 LP presidential nomination:

Results released in late August showed former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson as the overwhelming preference of the poll’s 166 participants.… Read more ...

LP CT: LP Presidential Straw Poll

The Connecticut Libertarian Party has set up a Presidential Straw Poll:

“1. Who should the Libertarian Party nominate at its May 2012 convention for the office of President of the United States?”

The original article is available on the LP CT website.

NOTE: The poll page does not specify whether those outside of CT are invited to participate.… Read more ...

PPP Polls Hypothetical Colbert Americans Elect, Gary Johnson Libertarian Bids

Public Policy Polling has the following results in their first national poll of 2012:

Ron Paul matches Romney’s performance against Obama, also trailing by 5 points at 47-42. Beyond those two Newt Gingrich trails by 7 at 49-42, Rick Santorum has an 8 point deficit at 50-42, and Rick Perry trails by 11 points at 51-40.

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LeAlan Jones, 2010 Ill. Green US Senate candidate, plans to run for state house

In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat.  He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it.  At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...

Liberty Point: Libertarian Mike Beitler asked the hard questions

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

Mike Beitler may not have received as many votes as the polls indicated he would, but he said he’s pleased with the election results because of the campaign staff and organization he’s built.

“I am ready to turn this all over to Mike Munger,” Beitler said, referring to the party’s last gubernatorial candidate.… Read more ...

Tom Tancredo: Time to Get Out The Vote

More polling news from the Tancredo campaign:

Another poll has been released and the news just keeps getting better.

This time the poll comes from the left-leaning Public Policy Institute Poll and it has us within 3% points of Hickenlooper: 47% to 44% with Maes dropping to an all-time low of 5%.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Candidates, Campaigns, Polls, Fundraising

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We have a great slate of over 800 Libertarian candidates for the upcoming November elections. Many of them are looking for more coverage on our website, in our emails, and in LP News. They want publicity, donations and help. That’s a good thing.

Unfortunately, there’s just too much information about our candidates for us to convey directly.… Read more ...

Candidates Resort to Increasingly Drastic Measures in Fight for Open Debates

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

There are a variety of means by which the Democratic and Republican parties ensure the reproduction of their joint misrule despite the fact that dwindling numbers of Americans are willing to support them in their efforts. Double standards governing access to the ballot for Democrats and Republicans, on the one hand, and everyone else on the other, are aimed at limiting voter choice in local, state and federal elections.… Read more ...

Poll: Independent Crist Retains Lead in Florida Senate Race

From the Miami Herald:

Charlie Crist’s declaration of independence is paying off — so far.

The governor narrowly leads Florida’s topsy-turvy U.S. Senate race, despite nearly half of the voters saying he made a “purely political” decision to bolt the GOP and run as an independent candidate in the Nov. 2 general election, a new St.

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U.S. News & World Report Suggests Strong Independent Candidates Seem Likely

from Ballot Access News
U.S. News & World Report Suggests Strong Independent Candidates Seem Likely

November 25th, 2009

The U.S. News & World Report has this November 25 article, which suggests that candidates running for office outside the two major parties could be strong, in both 2010 and 2012.

A quote from the US News article says, “Recent polls show that Americans aren’t happy with the leadership of the two major parties or the status quo in Washington.”… Read more ...