Gary Johnson and William Weld win post-debate LP convention straw polls

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From ALibertarianFuture.com, May 27th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

The Libertarian Party National Convention officially starts Friday May 27th. The night before, following tradition, there is an unofficial Presidential and Vice Presidential debate. There are no CSPAN cameras at this debate and it, sometimes unfortunately, gets much more heated. Nonetheless, the first Libertarian convention debate is considered the last word before the convention officially begins and is named accordingly. It’s critically important for anyone seeking the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominations to make a good impression during this debate. Luckily for the front runners, that was the case. Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld both clinched wins during their respective debates.

Read the rest of the article here, the results, taken from the article, are below:

Presidential straw poll:

  1. Gary Johnson – 35%
  2. Austin Petersen – 24%
  3. Darryl W. Perry – 23%
  4. John McAfee – 13%
  5. Marc Allen Feldman – 4%
  6. NOTA – 1%

Vice presidential straw poll:

  1. Bill Weld – 38%
  2. Will Coley – 21%
  3. Larry Sharpe – 21%
  4. Alicia Dearn – 13%
  5. Judd Weiss – 5%
  6. Stewart – 1%
  7. Ron Paul – 1%

20 thoughts on “Gary Johnson and William Weld win post-debate LP convention straw polls

  1. Ayn R. Key

    A Johnson / Weld ticket?

    I’ve got an idea. Let’s start a part for those of the ideology known as “libertarian” since no such party currently exists.

  2. Andy

    I was there. I do not see how any libertarian could say that Weld won that debate.

  3. Dave

    LOL the one guy who voted for Paul. At least pick him for president, VP is kind of an insult at this point. Reminds me of the Greens who want Sanders as VP.

    More seriously though, According to the article much of the audience was the Radical Caucus, not exactly Weld’s folks(or Johnson’s for that matter) So if this is true the actual nominations looks very good for them.

  4. Ayn R. Key

    Good point, the rads are split between several and the misplaced conservatives are united behind Weld and Johnson. That means their support should top at 40%.

    Too bad Johnson and Petersen combined make 60%, that means that a good choice will probably be eliminated before it comes down to the two of them.

  5. Steve Scheetz

    From what I saw, Larry Sharpe and Will Coley performed best, Alicia Dearn did OK, but it was NOT the best performance I have heard from her I believe tonight’s VP debate, Larry and Will, AGAIN kicked ass, Alicia did much better, but even Weld… EVERYONE stepped up their individual games!

    Larry and Will, from my vantage, took 1 and 2 both nights Passionate and Libertarian…

    I will be happy with 3 of the candidates for VP, and to be honest, I almost wish they were in the race for President! YES, they were all that good!

    Sincerely,

    Steve Scheetz

  6. Jeremy Siple

    Gotta be impressed with Perry, considering the talking heads didn’t consider him a “frontrunner.”

  7. sparkey

    I’m still looking for the list of candidates who participated in the preliminary presidential debate. I understand that the top tier was Feldman (promoted from the middle tier), McAfee, Johnson, Perry, and Petersen; and the middle tier was Clements, Donaghe (promoted from the bottom tier), Feldman, McCormick, and Sterling. But what was the bottom tier? Was Reid, Robinson, Sloan, Smith, or Zeman there?

  8. Steve Scheetz

    Reid, Robinson, Smith, and Zeman I know are here, for sure.. I spoke with 3 of them, and Robinson does have a staffed table….

    I don’t know about Sloan

    Steve Scheetz

  9. sparkey

    Thanks! So the tier 3 debate was something like this?: Donaghe, Reid, Robinson, Smith, Zeman

  10. George Whitfield

    Can someone explain how Weld did better than Johnson in the straw poll?

  11. paulie

    More seriously though, According to the article much of the audience was the Radical Caucus, not exactly Weld’s folks(or Johnson’s for that matter) So if this is true the actual nominations looks very good for them.

    Johnson folks HQ across the hall. They were in at the end to vote whether or not they were in the audience the rest of the time. The room was too large for me to know whether they were.

  12. paulie

    LOL the one guy who voted for Paul. At least pick him for president, VP is kind of an insult at this point. Reminds me of the Greens who want Sanders as VP.

    I agree.

  13. paulie

    Good point, the rads are split between several and the misplaced conservatives are united behind Weld and Johnson. That means their support should top at 40%.

    Too bad Johnson and Petersen combined make 60%, that means that a good choice will probably be eliminated before it comes down to the two of them.

    I would not draw such conclusions from a possibly stuffed poll that many delegates who were already there were not even aware of or chose to not be at, and before many other delegates even arrived.

  14. paulie

    Reid, Robinson, Smith, and Zeman I know are here, for sure.. I spoke with 3 of them, and Robinson does have a staffed table….

    I don’t know about Sloan

    I don’t remember Sloan being there.

  15. paulie

    From what I saw, Larry Sharpe and Will Coley performed best, Alicia Dearn did OK, but it was NOT the best performance I have heard from her I believe tonight’s VP debate, Larry and Will, AGAIN kicked ass, Alicia did much better, but even Weld… EVERYONE stepped up their individual games!

    Larry and Will, from my vantage, took 1 and 2 both nights Passionate and Libertarian…

    I will be happy with 3 of the candidates for VP, and to be honest, I almost wish they were in the race for President! YES, they were all that good!

    Mostly agreed. However, I missed the first half of the official (later) debate due to LSLA and my region formation running over. But from what I did see, Weld was the least passionate both times, more or less phoning it in. Otherwise agreed with Mr. Scheetz.

  16. paulie

    Gotta be impressed with Perry, considering the talking heads didn’t consider him a “frontrunner.”

    Agreed!

  17. Wes Wagner

    If these poll results were accurate Johnson should be worried. He is not the 2nd choice of most people who would not vote for him.

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