How big of a Losertarian idiot do you have to be to stay in a race that will hand the governorship to a jerk like McAuliffe? I haven’t seen this level of arrogant stupidity since Todd Akin.
Sarvis needs to throw his support to Cuccinelli. That’s where victory lies. He’s in the catbird seat to pull solid libertarian concessions out of not just Cuccinelli, but the GOP in general. Sarvis would be great in several posts in VA. Let him be a tiger on local regs blocking growth and jobs in VA.
Sarvis seems to be drawing pretty evenly between the two candidates; note the 47-45 without him, vs 45-41 with him. Not a lot of difference there.
The key is which candidate can peel off their voters from sarvis, while sarvis still draws from the other candidate.
This poll is a little bit of welcome news, compared to other polls.
On the other hand, all the polls are pretty consistent — McCauliffe never gets above the 45% number, even though he gets most of his democrat party support. Ken’s numbers bump around wildly in the polls, which shows his problem, but also shows that a lot of the “undecideds” are likely to vote for him.
That is one way to interpret the two polls in this article. Each shows McCauliffe at around 45%. The one has 14% undecided with Ken at 31%. The other has 5% undecided with Ken at 41%. If you think of the 2nd poll as “pushing” the undecideds to make a choice, virtually ALL of them chose Ken.
If they push the Sarvis voters, they split evenly. Because Sarvis is pro-abortion and pro-gay-marriage, he does draw the votes of the younger voters who don’t like McCauliffe because of the “occupy” effect (Terri is seen as part of the evil 1% ruling class corporate types, actually moreso than Ken).
So if the republicans will come home to roost (and if they don’t I put the blame on our current Governor and Lt. Governor who aren’t doing anything to help), I think Sarvis actually helps a bit.