FL Gov: Libertarian Adrian Wyllie at 9% in latest Quinnipiac University poll

From the Wyllie campaign and facebook groups:

A new Quinnipiac University poll, not only included Adrian Wyllie but shows him polling at 9% in a 3 way race with Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.

The poll also finds that voters in Florida do not find either Rick Scott or Charlie Crist to be honest and do not see them favorably. Subsequently the poll shows the only thing holding Adrian back is name recognition as regions who have heard more about him not only see him favorably but vote for him in higher numbers.

That means one thing:

If we get the word out to enough people, Adrian Wyllie can be our next governor!!

How can you help?

Donate to the campaign and ensure we get the word out to the voters of Florida.
https://wyllieforgovernor.com/donations/

Join the statewide phone banking weekend, THIS weekend!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1473812536197104/

Come support the campaign and join us on our Craft Brewery Tour as we come to a city near YOU in the month of August!
https://wyllieforgovernor.com/events/

#TakeaStand
www.WyllieForGovernor.com


Danielle Alexandre also writes:

Adrian Wyllie is now polling at 9% in a Quinnipiac University poll!! This is the first of the major pollsters to include Adrian and with great numbers as well.

Regionally the campaign is doing better in the North Florida/Panhandle region than anywhere else.

I have to give so much thanks to Pete Blome, James Morris, and Diggin’inwithDayton Vause.

James and Dayton are constantly having Adrian on there show as well as Burnie Thompson. It helps so much to see the exposure we get there in the media.

However, one of the main reasons we are doing so well in the Panhandle is the tour that Pete Blome set up for us. It was 3 days of non-stop interviews, meet and greets and speaking engagements!!! That one push is what got us where we are and James and Dayton just kept building on that amazing foundation!!

I can not thank them each enough!!!

16 thoughts on “FL Gov: Libertarian Adrian Wyllie at 9% in latest Quinnipiac University poll

  1. paulie Post author

    With the Wyllie and Overby campaigns, the national convention there in 2016 and a marijuana amendment on the ballot this fall, Florida could be a “perfect storm” opportunity for Libertarian on the ground organizing.

  2. Joe Wendt

    I highly doubt it. I haven’t seen tremendous growth in my affiliate, rather quite the opposite. They haven’t taken advantage of the opportunities recent events have pretty much given us, and I highly this poll will reflect the actual results on election day. I personally believe his is a giant blackhole sucking resources that would be better spend on building the local affiliates.

  3. David

    Joe that should be the goal of those candidates running statewide is not only to get votes, but to organize the local chapters and get new members. I’ve met a number of good candidates over the years. Ed Thompson, who ran for governor was a good candidate and had money but he got around 12 to 15%. In Montana their Federal statewide candidates are running at 6% in a poll that just came out, and I think we’ll see them get anywhere from 4% to as high as 8% if they get out more in front of the voters. We just never have enough volunteers nor money for our candidates.

  4. Thomas Knapp

    I was surprised to find out that my local affiliate consisted of two people trying to get an organization together — and this in a county (Alachua) that should be libertarian central for various reasons, including but not limited to an apparently very active student libertarian community.

    Now it consists of THREE people and as the third I’m hoping to contribute to getting some activity going. I see that Adrian Wyllie is visiting Gainesville in August on his “craft brewery tour,” so step one will be trying to get the word out on that.

    Like Joe, I doubt that we have a “perfect storm” brewing as such, but as a recent Florida transpla I’m encouraged by both the candidate activity/popularity level (e.g. Overby and Wyllie) and the prospects for making things happen in the next couple of years.

  5. Matt Cholko

    I think Paulie is saying that activists in Florida have a lot to work with (relative to many other states), so there is more potential for gains to be made. It ain’t gonna happen on its own, but if enough people put enough effort into it, the LPF may be able to grow considerably. If that’s what he’s saying, I agree with him.

    Here in VA, we’re in a similar situation, I think, in terms of potential for growth. Not sure if we have enough dedicated people that want to do the work that it takes to realize that potential (I’m not going to do a whole lot), but the potential does seem to be here.

    As for me, I did a lot of work for a few years. That work, along with the work of a few others, succeeded in getting a pretty good local affiliate off the ground. But, I have other things that I need to focus on now. So, I’m not going to do much more than right a few small checks, volunteer on an occasional project, and cheerlead.

  6. paulie Post author

    I think Paulie is saying that activists in Florida have a lot to work with (relative to many other states), so there is more potential for gains to be made. It ain’t gonna happen on its own, but if enough people put enough effort into it, the LPF may be able to grow considerably. If that’s what he’s saying, I agree with him.

    Yes, that was exactly what I meant.

    Here in VA, we’re in a similar situation, I think, in terms of potential for growth.

    Yep!

  7. Mike Kane

    Adrian wyllie’s campaign is a joke. That’s all. I thought about posting an email here but thought better of it. I’ll leave it at that. Adrian Wyllie cares nothing about the LPF and only about his private circle of friends. If he cares to respond here I will post an email and his response that was titled “Helping each other”.

  8. Thomas Knapp

    Mike,

    Not having been in Florida for very long, I don’t yet have a fully formed concept of what constitutes a “joke” campaign here. But:

    – Wyllie seems to be a reasonably active candidate in terms of on the ground events and has generated some (IMO, positive) publicity for his legal fight against REAL ID.

    – It’s my understanding that even getting on the ballot in Florida requires a financial commitment (either in large filing fees or signature gathering) that outsizes most entire campaign budgets in Missouri (where we had continuing ballot access without signature gathering and low filing fees — for Congress, IIRC, $100 filing fee versus somewhere around $8,000 in Florida). Getting over that bar doesn’t strike me as a “joke.”

    – Most LP campaigns have traditionally been seen as “jokes” both by the general public (who are propagandized to see them as BAD “jokes” if they have a “spoiler” effect) and by Libertarians themselves. I used to have a spiral-bound campaign guide by Gene Cisewski (probably the LP’s best campaign guy until the LNC sued him out of business on behalf of the Cloud/Willis parasite) titled something like “How to Lose Your Campaign for Congress and Have Fun Doing It.”

    I know there was some controversy over his nomination, and for all I know he’s a rat bastard sonofabitch. Never met the guy. But so far he seems to be running a campaign that would be well up in the “respectable” range in many other states.

  9. Joe Wendt

    Adrian Wyllie’s campaign is a joke because it is a Libertarian campaign that isn’t promoting the LP, the Libertarian message, or even to promote reducing the size and scope of Government. The Wyllie campaign only exists to promote Wyllie. None of his supporters/volunteers/activists are interested in growing the party. They haven’t helped in organizing affiliates or to help existing affiliates grow. His campaign just sucks people into it and gives nothing to help the party affiliates. He wants the affiliates to go out of their way to help with his events, but won’t return the favor. The Wyllie campaign is a blackhole, sucking resources (men/money/material) out of the party.

    The sad fact of the matter is although there is potential in FL and VA, VA will make gains because they have their act together. On the other hand, FL needs a lot of work before it can grow.

  10. Thomas Knapp

    Joe,

    I’m hearing that kind of stuff from enough directions that I can’t help but take it seriously.

    On the other hand, as a newcomer to the state party, I think it’s important that I find out for myself and I haven’t yet.

    I will say that, from the perspective of someone who was previously and intentionally an outsider, and setting aside what (little) I knew about the fight in the party over his nomination, etc., Wyllie’s campaign seemed to me to be generating positive publicity for the party. In fact, it was one of my reasons for reconsidering my non-involvement with the LP (Sarwark’s election as LNC chair was what tipped the balance for me, but I was already considering it).

    I’m going to try to keep an open mind, concentrate on building an active affiliate in Alachua County and wait awhile before taking sides in Florida LP arguments.

  11. Jill Pyeatt

    Wow, now Thomas is picking on rat bastards? They can’t help it if their parents were sinners…

  12. OrlandoChris

    Folks, it all comes down to recognition. We need to spread the word about Adrian Wyllie in order for him to win. I am very much behind the “super brochure” plan, so much so, that I personally have completely covered my entire precinct where I live. I think it’s the most affective and economical way to bring the super voters, attention to Adrian Wyllie. Most don’t even know there is another choice other than scott/christ. It only cost me $47.50 to cover my precinct. I urge others to do the same. If you want him elected, you must do something to make it happen. Just your one vote will not do it. Take advantage of this great opportunity we have to get a Libertarian in the Governor’s office. We (Floridians) desperately need this. I beg you to do what you can.

  13. paulie Post author

    I’d say having people walking precincts, the brewery tour, phone banks etc. indicates a more serious campaign than the LP norm.

  14. Mike Kane

    But what does the “Super Brochure” do for the LP? What’s the point of running as a Libertarian if you don’t actively promote the LP and the message as one in the same? What happens to “Orlando Chris” when the election is over? Will he stick around, and attend LP meetings, and become a contributor to the party? I hope so.

    But judging by the way I’ve seen this campaign run, it’s not about the LP or the message it’s about one person.

  15. paulie Post author

    I’ve seen that LPF was doing a voter registration drive and also that they will be promoting national party mmbership in anticipation of 2016. This would be a good time to get an independent PAC going to hire people like me and a few of my friends to do voter registration and party building (national, state, local and campus), get people signed up and plugged in at all levels, promote a large attendance at the national convention in 2016 and any state and local conventions in between now and then, organize street rallies and allied issue organization, promote jury nullification and the marijuana initiative, do get out the vote etc. It could be done and I among several others would be happy to do it if our expenses could be covered.

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