Thursday, September 18, 2008

Allen Buckley breaking new barriers in Georgia

Apparently Libertarian Senatorial candidate Allen Buckley's appearances in debates are making an impact--although not the impact most people would have expected.

According to SurveyUSA, Buckley's poll numbers in the past month have jumped from 4% to 8%, with much of his support coming from Democrats, not Republicans, as a local TV station comments:

Incumbent Republican US Senator Saxby Chambliss has a comfortable lead over Democratic challenger Jim Martin and Libertarian Allen Buckley. If the election were held today, Chambliss would defeat Martin and Buckley, 53 percent to 36 percent and 8 percent, respectively. While Buckley's overall polling total was comparatively low, according to the polling data, the third party candidate would receive 22 percent of the vote from independents, 11 percent from those under 50, and 24 percent from those who rarely go to church. The data suggests that Buckley's votes would come primarily from Martin as opposed to Chambliss.

This only serves to further diminish the notion (since Bob Barr is only polling around 3% in Georgia) that going Republican lite is not a winning strategy for Libertarians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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