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:
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 ...
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.
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.