LP.org: ‘Libertarian governor candidate Sarvis polling at 12.7 percent’ reveals Zogby poll

Posted on October 2, 2013
Rob Sarvis
Rob Sarvis,
LP Virginia
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.

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.

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.

To see more coverage of the Libertarian Rob Sarvis for governor campaign, visit his website.

16 thoughts on “LP.org: ‘Libertarian governor candidate Sarvis polling at 12.7 percent’ reveals Zogby poll

  1. George Whitfield

    Robert Sarvis went over 8,000 likes on Facebook last yesterday. Let’s make history, Virginia.

  2. Tom Blanton

    I predict that Kenerry McCuccineliff will refuse to debate Sarvis because he is polling at less than 42% and because his wife looks different from McCuccineliff’s wives.

    If Sarvis is polling at 12.7% now, that will most likely result in less than 2.7% of the vote total on election day, a remarkable victory for the LP but unlikely to propel any coattail riders into leadership positions in the Grand Commonwealth of Virginia.

    I predict that McCuccineliff will win the selection this year, but if Sarvis returns to the GOP, works hard, plays by the rules, becomes a snake-handler, and runs for his local school board, he might have a shot at the Gubbanah’s Mansion in 24 years.

  3. Andy

    I was driving through Virginia on Hwy 81 today and I saw a Robert Sarvis for Governor sign off of an exit ramp where I stopped to eat. The sign was small, but at least it was there.

    Incidentally, I saw a bunch of Gary Johnson for President signs on Hwy 81 in Virginia in October of last year.

  4. paulie

    Good to see those. They are an encouragement when I stumble across them at random. One reason I’ve started handing out more LP bumper stickers. When you see one on a car somewhere, or even a light pole, it’s a nice bump. Not feeling so alone feels good.

  5. Andy

    “They are an encouragement when I stumble across them at random. One reason I’ve started handing out more LP bumper stickers.”

    Bumper stickers are a great thing to hand out. They are a cheap form of advertising, plus they help like minded people feel like they are less alone. More Libertarians should hand out Libertarian bumper stickers, however, make sure you ask the person if they really want a bumper sticker and if they will actually put it on their car or at least put it up in some public space so they do not go to waste.

  6. paulie

    All part of the poorly researched meme that Sarvis is drawing votes that would have otherwise gone to the Cooch. The polls prove otherwise.

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