Skip to comments.Poll: McAuliffe 42, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 13
Posted on 11/01/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Is Ken Cuccinelli closing in on Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race? The latest poll from Emerson College shows McAuliffe, the Democrat, with 42 percent support and Cuccinelli, the Republican, with 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis has 13 percent in the poll of 874 likely voters.
The two-point lead for McAuliffe is the smallest he's had in any poll since September.
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here is a prime example of why splitting off from the Republican party will ensure permanent democratic victory.
Sarvis, are you reading this? Do the right thing. Drop out!!!
Yes that is true unless of course we get states to switch to a runoff style elections which I believe we should do. Run offs guarantee that third parties aren’t spoilers while also getting rid of the stigma of being a spoiler so they might even have a real chance of getting elected.
They’ll steal it. Unopposed.
Sarvis is a liberal at heart. He claims he doesn’t believe in the Austrian school/Milton Friedman school of economics instead he believes in “mainstream” economics which is Keynesian economics. He ran previously as a liberal GOP. He’s all in on abortion and believes being gay is like being black. Do I need to say more.
Yep, I think Sarvis is a fraud Libertarian working to undermine Cuccinelli with help from George Soros. Why didn’t Mellon Scaife help the Green Party run someone to the left of McAuful?
Idea: Contact John or Robert himself and ask them politely to GET OUT OF THE RACE.
If Sarvis throws his support behind Cooch, the latter wins on Tuesday. 15 percent of the vote now expected to go to the former,
My motto is not “there is nothing to do but wait”..but rather “what can we do to help?”
God Bless Mark Levin,,,the only fearless Conservative talk show host who isn’t intimidated by what anyone else thinks of his taking principled stands on behalf of our liberties., thus, he has openly endorsed Ken day after day on his radio show.
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But, sounds like the “right thing” for Sarvis is to help McAwful, and thus stay in.
The faux libertarian will pull out if and when he determines that he is hurting McAwful more than Cuccinelli.
Yup. The split will go Cuccinelli's way.
Maybe Sarvis doesn't like that possibility.
Sarvis has zero chance of winning but he can be a winning player by throwing his support to Cuccinelli.
It would be a black swan moment that would freak out the electioneers.
I would be in every issue of “politics and elections”.
Funny how these “Libertarians” show up when a conservative is running but not when a RINO is the candidate.
Several southern states do have runoffs for all but presidential elections. It's also the only way we can ever ensure that the voter's choice wins in presidential primaries.
Sarvis is a true libertarian, he is strong on being pro-abortion, pro-drugs, pro-gay, etc. he is just weak on some of the economic parts of the libertarian agenda.
They won’t listen to anyone from outside their state.
perhaps sarvis is being PAID to stay in the race.
a paid vote splitter for the stupid people.
Once again, the Libertarian Party is the BFF of the progressive Democrats.
Totally agree and I’d like to see it applied from primaries on up to president. The current system doesn’t serve anyone but to divide republicans against republicans and citizen against citizen who would otherwise find more in common provided they felt they had their say by voting for the candidate they believe in and then if losing voting for the one that is closest to the one they supported.
So scary. The Democrats really want Virginia. Libertarians will peel off all the young voters who want to legalize drugs.
Funny how these Libertarians show up when a conservative is running but not when a RINO is the candidate.
You’ve noticed that also. Funny that...
That worked in Mass.
Polls are one thing, voting anothers. I doubt on election day Sarvis gets anywhere near 19%.
13% I meant.
I’m sure Soros has his nasty little fingers in all elections. But yeah, I bet your right.
yes, ain’t that strange
Sarvis will be lucky to get 5%. If after the polls close it looks like he is getting anything close to 10% it could result in McAuliffe as Governor. However we might see a case where it wont matter. Wouldn’t be wonderful to see him take 10% and Cuccinelli still win. That would be a major upset of epic proportions.
All we need now is for Obama (the face of Obamacare) to campaign for McFly to close the deal... for Cucinelli. Obama is the kiss of death.
I don’t mind them taking some of the Democrat young voters and he does appear to be getting some of them. I just don’t want him taking Republicans. Young idealists are the most likely to stick with him and those are also most likely to lean Democrat. That is what I’m hoping will be the case.
All three candidates have high negatives though McAuliffe’s are increasing faster towards election day.
Sarvis seems overrepresented there, but to be within 2 with a 3rd party to the right definitely shows who has the momentum and it ain’t Terry.
Yep, runoffs do ensure that the voters can have the candidate chosen by more than 50%.
But, thinking about this Virginia race, it’s a general election and I’m not sure if my state (Alabama), or any state would hold a runoff after a general election where no candidate received 50%+. I don’t think that’s ever happened here since minor party candidates typically receive very few votes.
“Sarvis is a true libertarian, he is strong on being pro-abortion, pro-drugs, pro-gay, etc. he is just weak on some of the economic parts of the libertarian agenda.”
And that’s a liberal, right?
In very simplified terms, a Libertarian is generally “left” on social issues and “right” on economic.
This guy’s “left” on both.
It’s looking like The Clinton Curse, where they fly in to help and the poll numbers tank. is taking affect.
Exactly and the variation in the polling shows that turnout is key.
He won’t. If he was an actual libertarian like Ron Paul, he might, but he’s not. He’s just a libtard. Look at his positions. His job is to ensure a Terry win.
Don’t appeal to him, appeal to his supporters. Sarvis’ supporters need to realize that their choice is between someone Paul has endorsed, and a radical left wing nutjob.
What’s more interesting. It appears Sarvis’ vote bloc remains unchanged, so the addition to Cuccinelli’s numbers have come from McAuliffe’s end.
Two leftists in the race hurt a conservative?
Does Va. have a runoff election of nobody gets 50%+1?
I don’t know how he is splitting the vote, being the second leftist in the race.
Doesn’t matter what Sarvis thinks...matters what those 13% supporting him think. If they are limited government libertarians, they’ll likely take Ron Pauls advice and vote Cooch. If they are just pro dopers or anti Christian types, they’ll probably stay with Sarvis....
Yes, because that’s not what many of Sarvis’ voters think....
It sure looks that way. The key to these polls is who turns out. Here in central va I can tell you I’ve seen clear momentum. I’ve not encountered one McAuliffe volunteer. They may exist but I’ve not seen them. I’ve heard that McAuliffe has written off nearly all the state ourside of NOVA and I can believe it. He will win 3 congressional districts at best and while those are vote rich districts he will be struggling to turn out voters who largely don’t like him either. Cuccinelli on the other hand has majority of voters who are casting a positive vote for him.
How is Sarvis “a third party to the right”??
He is a leftist. He doesn’t want to cut taxes, for instance.
I think so too. The serious libertarians will wake up. The young idealists probably not but then again they were most likely not going to vote or lean Democrat.
Sarvis does have a direct impact if this data is close to being accurate.
McAuliffes strongest area of support are in the north within Congressional district 8 (75%-13%),
district 11 (58%-32) and district 10 (52%-37%).
Cuccinelli is winning all the other districts with his strongest support in district 7 at (49% to 27%).
Sarvis is pulling support in Cuccinelli areas of district 1 at 13%, district 2 at 16%, district 4 at 20%,
district 5 at 16%, district 6 at 18%, and district 7 at 14%.
which is why the democrats want sarvis there as a vote splitter.
it hides the fraud.
I hate to say it, but Sarvis should drop out. Anything to keep McAwful out.