Tag Archives: Polling

Poll: 50% of Voters Have Voted for an Independent Candidate

Rasmussen has just released the results of a survey that contained a number of questions inquiring as to respondents’ views on third party and independent politics.  The possibility that Charlie Crist may run for US Senate as an independent served as the report’s lede. Among the findings:

Fifty percent (50%) of U.S.

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Less than 50% of Americans Support the Two-Party State

The recent NYT/CBS poll comparing the opinions of tea party activists with those of the general public asked respondents whether they agree with those who support third party and independent alternatives to the ruling Democratic-Republican two-party state. 46% of all respondents answered in the affirmative, compared with 40% of tea partisans.… Read more ...

Public Policy Polling Blog: “the time is ripe for a third party”

Though it is focused on the 2012 presidential election, the top post on the PPP blog at the present moment is entitled: “A Third Party?” Tom Jensen writes:

Sifting through our last national poll really makes me think the time is ripe for a third party to have some success. Consider these findings:

-Independents are extremely fed up with both parties, giving Congressional Democrats a 61% disapproval rating and Congressional Republicans a 63% one.

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Pew Research Center 4-Candidate Presidential Poll: Obama by a landslide, Ralph Nader 3%, Bob Barr 1%

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Ballot Access News

The Pew Research Center released a 4-candidate presidential poll on October 28. Among registered voters, the results are: Obama 52%, McCain 36%, Nader 3%, Barr 1%, other and undecided 8%.

Among the 15% of respondents who say they have already voted, the only results given are Obama 53%, McCain 34%.

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An Activists’ Guide to Election Day: Those long lines

This post is the first in a short series of posts that will be written from now until election day. They are a basic guide on how to utilize the great opportunity that is Election Day (or early voting, depending on where you’re from). The posts will mostly pertain to third party activists, although you can take what you want from them.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader blog takes on Gallup poll methodology

Posted by Toby Heaps at Nader 2008 blog

We do fairly poorly on the Gallup poll, generally registering less than 1 percent (or about 5 times less than the recent WSJ poll). This is probably because they don’t mention Ralph Nader’s name in the question–just Obama and McCain.

So I phoned up Gallup’s Editor-in-Chief (609-924-9600), and asked him if they had any kind of objective threshold which we could strive toward so that Ralph Nader’s name could be included as part of the primary question.

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Barr polls double digits in NH, closing in on getting ballot access

Reported in the Manchester, NH Union Leader newspaper:

Although he’s yet to secure a spot on the New Hampshire presidential ballot, Republican-turned-Libertarian Bob Barr visited Manchester yesterday, drawing attention and, possibly votes, away from Republican John McCain.

Barr visited Murphy’s Tap Room in downtown Manchester, where about 90 people listened to his calls for small government and personal freedom, and nodded agreement to his notion that the country’s two major political parties are headed in the same direction.

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