... could best be found (or lost) in the Bobster's home state.
Insider Advantage had him at 7.6% in May.
Insider Advantage had him at 5.6% and Zogby had him at 8% in June.
Rasmussen had him at 5% in mid-July; Insider Advantage reported him at 5% by month's end.
Rasmussen had Barr dropping to 3% in August.
The highest Barr appears in any September polls is 3% in Strategic Vision and 1% in Public Opinion Strategies.
Rasmussen, Insider Advantage, American Research Group, and Survey USA all found that Barr had completely disappeared from the radar, polling at less than 1% where he show up at all.
This is clearly a Bob Barr collapse, and not a Libertarian collapse in Georgia, as the countervailing case of Libertarian Senate candidate Allen Buckley proves:
Buckley was not even included in polling questions until August, when Mellman Group showed him at 3%.
During the month of September (aided by a series of debate and forum appearances), Buckley has been placed at 2% (Rasmussen), 4% (both by Strategic Vision and Public Opinion Strategies), and--most recently--at 8% (Survey USA).
[All of these figures from the Georgia poll summary page at DC Political Report.]
The same fade can be seen in North Carolina.
There Barr was polling as high as 6% in May [Public Policy Polling], but in September has dropped to 5% [PPP], 2% [Opinion Research], 1% [TeleOpinion Research], and invisible [Rasmussen].
At the same time, however, Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Michael Munger has risen from 2-3% in July/August to a solid 6% in September [PPP].
Libertarian Senatorial candidate Chris Cole started out at 1% in June, and is now polling a steady 6% [PPP, Civitas].
[Again: DC Political Report NC page.]
So why is Bob Barr disappearing, while other candidates are rising?
Here's a thought: maybe the other candidates really are Libertarians.
Or else it's that damn Angela Keaton again.