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I just saw the summary of the Conservative Intel poll on the Virginia governor’s race (thanks to Hot Air for this news, too) and it is good news for the Libertarian:  He’s still drawing ten percent (and about the same amount are undecided) and the analysis says two things – this first about the numbers:

Our survey shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli 42%-37% in a race that is being heavily affected by Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, who is polling at 10%

As a Libertarian, the assumption that Sarvis is siphoning votes from Republican Cuccinelli is only partly true. Sarvis’ support on the ballot comes from 4% of Democrats, 7% of Republicans and 18% of independent or third party voters, some of whom are undoubtedly Libertarians.

And this truth about third parties – they lose steam when it seems people decide they cannot win:

It must be noted that third party candidates very often perform better in polling than they do at the ballot box. Therefore, the migration of Sarvis’ voters (10%) and undecided voters (11%) to one of the two candidates will determine the outcome of the race.
So, will Sarvis get the money he needs to get on the air?  Well, that is up to libertarians around the nation.  We’ll see…

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Gene says:

    Remember this day, September 18, 2013. Why? Finally a Republican told the truth about President Obama. Thank you Senator Paul!

  2. Unchained Voter says:

    If there is one iota of truth in the allegations being made by the republican and democrat candidates against each other that should be reason enough to not vote for either candidate of the republican or democrat party and vote for the Libertarian SARVIS.

    The republican and democrat parties are of one and the same ideology, “stick it to the voter” and continue the descent of America to that of a third world autocratic nation where law is whatever the power elitist declare it is and without regard to the Constitution or historical precedence.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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