Candidate for Governor
Usually, Libertarians who poll high in the early days of a campaign find their poll numbers dropping in late September and October. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Libertarian Robert Sarvis’ campaign for governor of Virginia.
A Zogby poll of likely Virginia voters conducted Sept. 27–29 puts Sarvis at 12.7 percent in a three-way race.
This figure is particularly impressive considering he has been massively outspent by his Democrat and Republican opponents, and was excluded from two post-primary debates.
Sarvis polls about as high as each of his opponents among 18- to 29-year-olds, at 21.6 percent. Republican Ken Cuccinelli garners 23.2 percent and Democrat Terry McAuliffe is at 28.8 percent in this age group.
A Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll published on Sept. 23 put Sarvis at 10 percent in a three-way race against his opponents.
Having cracked the required 10 percent threshold that debate organizers say is required for participation, Sarvis has yet to be invited to the third and final debate at Virginia Tech on Oct. 24.
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