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Virgil Goode Polling 5% in Virginia
Independent Political Report ^ | May 1st, 2012

Posted on 05/02/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia as well as the current Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. He has lived in Virginia all his life and the family name “Goode” means something in the area due to he and his father’s political careers. Now Public Policy Polling has found that Goode scores 5% against Obama and Romney in Virginia, even when an “Other” option is included.

Another interesting angle in Virginia is the candidacy of former Congressman Virgil Goode as the Constitution Party candidate for President. We find him polling at 5% in a three way contest with Obama’s lead over Romney expanding to 12 points at 50-38. It seems unlikely Goode would ultimately get 5% but anything he gets could help flip the state to Obama given how small Romney’s margin for error there is. Goode gets 10% from those describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ suggesting that Romney does still have some work to do with the far right.
As always, the disclaimer here is that polling numbers for third parties and independents tend to decline as we approach election day.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; goode; thirdparty; va2012; virgilgoode
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1 posted on 05/02/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Great news! Lets all get behind Goode so obammy wins VA!


2 posted on 05/02/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Bears repeating:


3 posted on 05/02/2012 9:54:29 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: SoConPubbie

NO third party. Unite and vote zero out first. THEN let us work on Mittens when he’s in the WH. I say this as a Perot voter who learned her lesson the hard way.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: pgkdan

I’ll be wasting my vote on Goode in November. Its not like Romney can win anyway so I might as well keep possession of my soul.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pgkdan

anyone else remember how happy we were that Green Party guy was doing so well back in 2000?


6 posted on 05/02/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: SoConPubbie

Fantastic. This Goode guy will help me like that hack from Quincy, Cahill, helped my good friend Deval. Maybe the DNC could sneak this Goode fellow some benjamins to keep him around. Well anyway, thanks for good news, and keep up the good work. You are one of our hardest workers. All the boys up in Chicago are starting to notice you. Axelrod thinks you could rise far in the organization.

Your Friend
Barack Hussein Obama.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 9:56:38 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Moonmad27
NO third party. Unite and vote zero out first. THEN let us work on Mittens when he’s in the WH. I say this as a Perot voter who learned her lesson the hard way.

You apparently live in a fantasy world full of hope and change.

Romney, once in the whitehouse, will governe the way he has always governed, as a Progressive Liberal.

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
8 posted on 05/02/2012 9:58:55 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

H. Ross Perot-——>20% or the popular vote-—>0% of the Electoral Vote

George HW Bush—37% of the popular vote—>31% of the Electoral Vote

Billy Bob Blythe—>43% of the popular vote—>69% of the Electoral Vote


9 posted on 05/02/2012 9:59:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Moonmad27

Your strategy is to destroy the country in order to save it.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 9:59:25 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: Moonmad27

Have learned my lesson from past election mistakes; have lived long enough to have made a bunch. Gonna vote my conscience now on and that means for Conservatives only. Other Republicans will have to get elected without me. No apologies. Not any more.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Moonmad27

NO third party. Unite and vote zero out first.

Absolutely. Concentrate on the important task of getting zero out - it is a matter of life or death of our America. We will just kick Romney to the curb the next election if he doesn’t cut the mustard. Our endeavors will take years to accomplish - it took that long for the communists/marxists to get us where we are today. First things first - get zero and Mrs. zero out of our White House.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SoConPubbie
It seems unlikely Goode would ultimately get 5% but anything he gets could help flip the state to Obama given how small Romney’s margin for error there is.

No agenda here...Tampa is really starting to get interesting.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 10:01:38 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pgkdan
Great news! Lets all get behind Goode so obammy wins VA!

Not me. I'm writing in Alan Keyes. Unlike Goode, Keyes actually has experience running against Obama and I'm sure he's compiled a thorough list of "lessons learned" from his razor-thin 2004 Senate finish.

Alan Keyes! Winning!

14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just enough to give Obama Virginia...

Not had enough Hope-N-Change yet, folks?


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Drew68

Keyes experience in running against Obozo is getting beaten by 60% of the vote.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

If true, this is not a welcome development.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT by randita
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To: Moonmad27
THEN let us work on Mittens when he’s in the WH.

"I can win without doing anything for conservatives. Therefore, why should I give a jigger what any of them think about anything? With a compliant Congress I'll be able to do whatever I want, and conservatives won't do diddly to stop me. Thanks conservatives, I luv ya bunches!"

Signed, Mitt Romney

18 posted on 05/02/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Drew68

Or, looked at another way, half of Virginia is hopey-changey, 5% are solid, level-headed conservatives, and 38% are spineless go-along-to-get-along types who don’t have the character to actually vote their consciences instead of who a political party tells them to vote for.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Resettozero; cripplecreek; SoConPubbie

Anybody who claims to be voting on principle or “to save their soul” strikes me as a complete and total hypocrite.

Do you shop at stores that donate to Democrats or liberal causes?

Do you eat at establishments or liberal causes?

Do you employ the services of individuals or companies that donate to Democrats or liberal causes?

Why would any of these be any different than what you claim to be doing? You can say that you won’t vote for Romney because he isn’t ideologically pure (as idiotic as that may be). If you honestly believe that God is going to punish you for voting for Romney, then you damn well better believe that God is going to punish you for where you eat, shop, or buy your car insurance.

Then again, your boy Obama thanks you.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: pgkdan

If everyone who claims to be a conservative or anti- socialist got behind Goode and dumped the socialists, Goode would WIN.

So... What are YOU waiting for?


21 posted on 05/02/2012 10:14:09 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cripplecreek
I’ll be wasting my vote on Goode in November.

The Falcon Party is very unhappy with this. They were counting on your vote.

22 posted on 05/02/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Moonmad27
NO third party. Unite and vote out < insert incumbent Demo name here > first. THEN let us work on < insert RINO name here > when he’s in the WH. .
23 posted on 05/02/2012 10:17:55 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cableguymn; pgkdan
If everyone who claims to be a conservative or anti- socialist got behind Goode and dumped the socialists, Goode would WIN. So... What are YOU waiting for?

Like a lot of other soft conservatives, he'd rather lose with someone safe without trying, then take a chance on losing with a decent candidate but having actually tried to do something.

24 posted on 05/02/2012 10:18:02 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: SoConPubbie

I can hear Obama and Axelrod now: “Go Virgil GO! Go Virgil GO!!! Help us keep Virginia!!!!!”

(Where’s Ralph Nader when you need him?)


25 posted on 05/02/2012 10:18:48 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: flintsilver7

Good arguement. To bad it’s wasted because it’s apples/oranges thing..

Last I checked Walmart, Progressive, Arbys etc are not running to be the leader of my country.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 10:19:08 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: DarthVader
Keyes experience in running against Obozo is getting beaten by 60% of the vote.

Wrong my FRiend, Alan Keyes only lost to Obama by 43 points. He could easily make that up this time around as a write-in candidate! It's his time! If not now, when? Teach the establishment a lesson - Vote Alan Keyes for President (write-in) 2012.

27 posted on 05/02/2012 10:19:18 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: DarthVader
Keyes experience in running against Obozo is getting beaten by 60% of the vote.

C'mon now. Obama edged out a victory over Keyes by a mere 43 points, undoubtedly due to voter fraud. Keyes is rested and ready!

Alan Keyes! Winning!

If everyone else on this forum gets to be totally delusional, I want to as well!

28 posted on 05/02/2012 10:22:17 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: flintsilver7

Have reconsidered whether to vote for Romney or not due to your multitude of well-thought-out insults. Insults always make me change my mind. /s

Answer is still no. And after your flaming post: NO!


29 posted on 05/02/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Yashcheritsiy

That’s the spirit. I’ve got a horse running in the fifth race at 1,000,000,000 to 1. I know it has only three legs, but I think it could finish in the money. Your the kind a guy I’m looking for to bet on this horse. So are you in?


30 posted on 05/02/2012 10:24:12 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Drew68; Longbow1969

So what he’ll lose by 30-40% this time. Get serious!


31 posted on 05/02/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: SoConPubbie
If we can boost Goode to 10%, and another 20% who will never vote for Romney or Obama show up for down ticket votes, that'll make it look like Virgil got 15% or more of the presidential vote.

That's probably enough to mortify Boling and his running dog Mittbots.

32 posted on 05/02/2012 10:26:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Longbow1969

That’s madness - I WILL NOT COMPROMISE - I found a thing once that I disagree with Keyes on. Could have been some foreign policy issue, might have been pizza topping, I forget. I’m writing my name in; any one else is a disgrace to my principled principles.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 10:26:42 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Drew68

Keyes for President. He will not keep you up late on election night!


34 posted on 05/02/2012 10:27:10 AM PDT by gusty
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To: pgkdan

Congrats Cong. Goode for giving Obama Viginia.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Moonmad27
There's really no more Republican party in Virginia. That thing disappeared when they held a presidential primary no one attended.

A vote for Virgil is a vote for a future, and a new political party in Virginia. Sure, it'll be mostly Republicans, but it might even attract Douglas Wilder and his half-million followers.

36 posted on 05/02/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cableguymn

Oh, I see. So it’s OK to give your money to people who want to destroy the country as long as you do it through an intermediary and pretend you didn’t know.

Got it.


37 posted on 05/02/2012 10:30:09 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Resettozero

Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

I noticed you didn’t address any of the points I made.


38 posted on 05/02/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: gusty
Keyes for President. He will not keep you up late on election night!

Exactly! I live on the east coast so I'll be able to go to bed early knowing I'll be waking up to a sunny day in America and a Alan Keyes landslide!!!

Alan Keyes! Winning!

39 posted on 05/02/2012 10:33:54 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: flintsilver7; Resettozero; cripplecreek; SoConPubbie
Romney can always drop out. One of the good reasons for him doing that occurred the other day when he finally did something that PROVED he didn't really know any Republicans ~ not Conservatives, not Libertarians, not Establishment, not Countryclubbers, not coupon clippers, not elected officials ~ just no one.

That's when he went out and hired an activist FOR gay marriage to be his foreign policy advisor ~ like he'd be sending that dude to Saudi to negotiate oil policy eh.

If he had asked one single Republican about that beforehand he'd learned all about 2006 when the Democrats and the MSM beat us around the head and shoulders over the question of homosexuality in the ranks ~ see: Mark Foley, Senator Craig, RNC Chairman Mehlman, ........ and others.

It's pretty clear Romney is running in the wrong party, and for the wrong office. We need to see some real campaign pros get to work and find us a legitimate candidate. Else, we need to vote for ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY OR OBAMA.

40 posted on 05/02/2012 10:37:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Drew68

Didn’t they invoke the mercy rule on Keyes’ last election. They called it for his opponent the second week of October.


41 posted on 05/02/2012 10:37:52 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
I’m writing my name in; any one else is a disgrace to my principled principles.

I was going to do the same thing but when I reflected on my life over the years, it seems that I've flip-flopped on some issues and I just can't bring myself to vote for a flip-flopper!

42 posted on 05/02/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: flintsilver7; Resettozero; cripplecreek; SoConPubbie
NOTE: concerning hypocrisy, it's 99.99999999% in the mind of the beholder. Mohammad, though, said "Kill the hypocrites" ~ it's right there in your bedside companion Holy Koran.

Leftwingtards want public policy to be made on the basis of what they imagine hypocrisy to be against ~ which is just crazy talk ~ but we know that.

Jesus also told us to not bother with our neighbors sins when we ourselves are consumed with it.

43 posted on 05/02/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Drew68

I bet you believed in Santa Claus, and then like a weasel flip flopped over the fat bastard.


44 posted on 05/02/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Moonmad27; Drew68; pgkdan

Let’s get behind Mittens...’cause he’s ‘OUR’ Socialist.

Yes, that’s sarcasm. I hope he polls better than 5%, then, maybe, the GOP-e will take a bit of notice.


45 posted on 05/02/2012 10:43:30 AM PDT by i_robot73
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To: pgkdan

Either you’ve forgotten the /s, or your tagline is incorrect.


46 posted on 05/02/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: muawiyah

With Romney as the GOP presidential nominee, then if conservatives vote for “ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY OR OBAMA” it will result in four more years of Obama. No, thanks. I’m not handing the Supreme Court on a silver platter to some Marxist just so I can say “don’t blame me, I voted for Virgil Goode” (or some other third-party candidate with a 0% chance of winning).

If Obama wins VA, he will win reelection (unless he loses in both OH and PA). Goode’s intentions may be pure for all I know, but the effect of his candidacy will be to help the Democrat Party for which he ran for so many years until he left in 2001 in anticipation of GOP redistricting.


47 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: flintsilver7
“Anybody who claims to be voting on principle or “to save their soul” strikes me as a complete and total hypocrite.”

You are absolutely incorrect and being dishonest.

“Do you shop at stores that donate to Democrats or liberal causes?”

No, not if I find out about it.

“Do you eat at establishments or liberal causes?”

No, and I do not and I have not used any Heinz products since lurch.

“Do you employ the services of individuals or companies that donate to Democrats or liberal causes?”

Not if I can help it and in my own business, I have a bulletin board with nothing on it but the truth about obama, the dims and leftist republicans. I do not care if dims do business with me or not. If they are offended... they can go their own way. dims that are open about it get nothing from me.

“Why would any of these be any different than what you claim to be doing?”

If you have to ask then you cannot possibly understand.

“You can say that you won’t vote for Romney because he isn’t ideologically pure (as idiotic as that may be).”

Again, you are misunderstanding... we do not seek purity... but we do demand someone that has actually got a record in their past of supporting some of our Conservative ideology... not someone that has changed every tenant of the past belief system to attain the nomination of the Republican party.

“If you honestly believe that God is going to punish you for voting for Romney, then you damn well better believe that God is going to punish you for where you eat, shop, or buy your car insurance.”

Blasphemer... you are not GOD and you do not speak for HIM. Do not even try.

“Then again, your boy Obama thanks you.”

He is your boy... by supporting mitt you assuring obama’s win because mitt can't win and never could... he couldn't even beat mccain in the primary... and carter has all but endorsed him... and so has soros.

LLS

48 posted on 05/02/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: flintsilver7

I avoid them as much as I can. however, what they do with their money is what they do with THEIR money after I purchase something of value.

I give them money, they give me a product of value.

I’ve been known to TAKE money from these companies when I do contract work for them. They pay me for something of value I give to them.

I give Mitt my vote, I get nothing of value in return.


49 posted on 05/02/2012 10:51:53 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: muawiyah; SoConPubbie

You know what’s sad? Let’s draw a hypothetical situation when Virgil Goode and Mitt Romney had equal chances of beating Barack Obama.

I’d bet that the large majority of the FReepers on here whining about third parties would *still* vote for Romney, simply because of the fact that they *prefer* a RINO to a real conservative.


50 posted on 05/02/2012 10:52:58 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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