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Startling early poll results on potential impact of fusion voting

A new poll release today by premium-service polling agency PRA provides a clue as to the dramatic potential of fusion voting to swing a national election. While in the past certain presidential candidates have touted a union of two or more third parties as a sure-fire means of breaking the two party system, it remains to be seen whether they will make any headway armed with the new figures.

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Fred Church Ortiz


  1. Ross Levin Ross Levin April 2, 2009

    This actually has happened in the past, with the Union Party (Lincoln ran on that for his second term) and in 1896 when the Populist Party nominated William Jennings Bryan and then faded away after he lost. It might have happened other times but those are the ones I know of.

    Oh yeah, and did you see the poll numbers for Robert Milnes 2012 with Cynthia McKinney as his VP? Impressive stuff.

  2. stir the pot stir the pot April 1, 2009

    I’m betting that Deborah is a screamer.

  3. Fred Church Ortiz Fred Church Ortiz Post author | April 1, 2009

    Karl Rove.

  4. paulie paulie April 1, 2009

    I’m really impressed by the Likud results under Fusion voting.

    Who knew?

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