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Poll: McAuliffe 42, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 13
http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 3:03 PM, Nov 1, 2013 | By MICHAEL WARREN

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; abortion; cuccinelli; cutoffyournose; deathpanels; kencuccinelli; libertarian; mcauliffe; obamacare; robertsarvis; sarvis; terrymcauliffe; virginia; zerocare
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It looks like McAuliffe's lead is evaporating as it did in 2009. We need to get out the vote. Poll watching doesn't win elections. We are seeing real momentum as we close in on election day. Obamacare is resonating and the Obama Biden campaign visit is reminding people that McAuliffe isn't the guy they want as Governor. We had a huge day the before Halloween with 132k in individual donations not union donations not pac donations individual donations. That's the power we have and we can do more. We need volunteers for phone banking, door to door and the polls. If you can't do any of that put out a sign or make a donation. If you have a media platform use it. Don't let fear of a facebook share or twitter retweet offending someone stop you from helping out. The link below shows where the campaign offices are located.


http://act.cuccinelli.com/volunteer

Volunteer for Ken - for Governor via kwout

1 posted on 11/01/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

here is a prime example of why splitting off from the Republican party will ensure permanent democratic victory.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Maelstorm

Sarvis, are you reading this? Do the right thing. Drop out!!!


3 posted on 11/01/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Farnsworth

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.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 12:40:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Farnsworth

Yep!


5 posted on 11/01/2013 12:41:18 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Maelstorm

They’ll steal it. Unopposed.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 12:41:57 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sparticus

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.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 12:42:41 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Farnsworth

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?


8 posted on 11/01/2013 12:42:46 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Sparticus

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.

Contact the campaign
For media inquiries, contact John LaBeaume at jvlab@robertsarvis.com or (202) 352-8335.
To invite Robert Sarvis to speak to your group, to volunteer to help the campaign, or to help plan campaign events in your area, email info@robertsarvis.com
All other inquiries can be directed to:

Email:

info@robertsarvis.com

Snail Mail:

Sarvis for Governor 2013
P.O. Box 224
Annandale, Virginia 22003

Facebook:

facebook.com/RobertSarvisVA

Twitter:

twitter.com/RobertSarvisVA

YouTube:

SarvisForGovernorVA Channel


9 posted on 11/01/2013 12:43:07 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Sparticus

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sparticus
Drop out!!!

Yup. The split will go Cuccinelli's way.

Maybe Sarvis doesn't like that possibility.

11 posted on 11/01/2013 12:43:31 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Maelstorm

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”.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 12:44:16 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Farnsworth

Funny how these “Libertarians” show up when a conservative is running but not when a RINO is the candidate.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 12:44:33 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Maelstorm
Yes that is true unless of course we get states to switch to a runoff style elections which I believe we should do.

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.

14 posted on 11/01/2013 12:47:01 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Flavious_Maximus

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.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 12:47:37 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Mountain Mary

They won’t listen to anyone from outside their state.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 12:48:05 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Regulator

perhaps sarvis is being PAID to stay in the race.

a paid vote splitter for the stupid people.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Maelstorm

Once again, the Libertarian Party is the BFF of the progressive Democrats.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 12:49:25 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Will88

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.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 12:49:28 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

So scary. The Democrats really want Virginia. Libertarians will peel off all the young voters who want to legalize drugs.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 12:50:13 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: DManA

Funny how these “Libertarians” show up when a conservative is running but not when a RINO is the candidate.
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You’ve noticed that also. Funny that...


21 posted on 11/01/2013 12:50:26 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: longtermmemmory

That worked in Mass.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Maelstorm

Polls are one thing, voting anothers. I doubt on election day Sarvis gets anywhere near 19%.


23 posted on 11/01/2013 12:51:42 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: Fledermaus

13% I meant.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 12:52:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

I’m sure Soros has his nasty little fingers in all elections. But yeah, I bet your right.


25 posted on 11/01/2013 12:53:30 PM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: DManA

yes, ain’t that strange


26 posted on 11/01/2013 12:53:55 PM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Fledermaus

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.


27 posted on 11/01/2013 12:55:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


28 posted on 11/01/2013 12:57:29 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Deb

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.


29 posted on 11/01/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

BTTT!


30 posted on 11/01/2013 12:59:29 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


31 posted on 11/01/2013 12:59:45 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Maelstorm

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.


32 posted on 11/01/2013 1:00:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Mountain Mary

Done


33 posted on 11/01/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: ansel12

“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.


34 posted on 11/01/2013 1:01:26 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Maelstorm

It’s looking like The Clinton Curse, where they fly in to help and the poll numbers tank. is taking affect.


35 posted on 11/01/2013 1:02:27 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: HamiltonJay

Exactly and the variation in the polling shows that turnout is key.


36 posted on 11/01/2013 1:03:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Sparticus

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.


37 posted on 11/01/2013 1:03:29 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Maelstorm

What’s more interesting. It appears Sarvis’ vote bloc remains unchanged, so the addition to Cuccinelli’s numbers have come from McAuliffe’s end.

Obamacare shock?


38 posted on 11/01/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Farnsworth

Two leftists in the race hurt a conservative?


39 posted on 11/01/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Maelstorm

Does Va. have a runoff election of nobody gets 50%+1?


40 posted on 11/01/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: longtermmemmory

I don’t know how he is splitting the vote, being the second leftist in the race.


41 posted on 11/01/2013 1:06:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Maelstorm

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....


42 posted on 11/01/2013 1:06:40 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: GeronL

Yes, because that’s not what many of Sarvis’ voters think....


43 posted on 11/01/2013 1:07:39 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Deb

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.


44 posted on 11/01/2013 1:07:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: HamiltonJay

How is Sarvis “a third party to the right”??

He is a leftist. He doesn’t want to cut taxes, for instance.


45 posted on 11/01/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


46 posted on 11/01/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

Sarvis does have a direct impact if this data is close to being accurate.

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McAuliffe’s 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%.


47 posted on 11/01/2013 1:09:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: Maelstorm

zackly


48 posted on 11/01/2013 1:10:01 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Maelstorm

which is why the democrats want sarvis there as a vote splitter.

it hides the fraud.


49 posted on 11/01/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sparticus

I hate to say it, but Sarvis should drop out. Anything to keep McAwful out.


50 posted on 11/01/2013 1:10:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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