Bob Barr Polling at 8% in Colorado

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According to Zogby International Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate for President, is polling at a respective 8% in the state that could decide the election.

Obama – 40%

McCain – 38%

Barr – 8%

As the election for the Presidency of the United States heats up, many states are going to be in play across the country. One in particular that could decide the election is the state of Colorado. Even though Colorado has only 9 electoral votes, it could be the deciding number of votes that tips the election one way or the other.

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  1. One Queer Dude says:

       Now true conservatives have a real choice in Nov.  

      They can either compromise their principles and vote for John McCain (a man who has gutted the First Amendment, wants to open the door to illegal aliens, voted against Pres. Bush’s ’01 tax cuts, and has labeled honor men of God like Falwell and Robertson, “agents of intolerance”) or they can vote for Bob Barr (a solid conservative who led the drive to impeach the immoral Bill Clinton in ’98).

    • Danny the Red (hair) says:

      more liely to be believed.

        • RedGreen says:

          but I’m questioning the intensity of your support of Bob Barr, because you failed to mention John McCain didn’t even vote for George Bush in 2004.

          • One Queer Dude says:

               I hadn’t heard that.  I do think it’s significant that McCain voted to acquit Bill Clinton on one of the two counts during the ’98 impeachment trial.

              How can a Republican call himself (or herself) a true Clinton Hater and yet vote for a guy who wanted to let Slick Willy off the hook on at least one count.

              Esp. when they have the opportunity to vote for Bob Barr, one of the prosecutors, in the impeachment trial.

            • RedGreen says:

              the best way to stick it to the Clintons would be to vote for the young buck who put Hillary in her place …

              Either way, it looks like a true Republican has to vote for Barr or Obama, or just stay home, this year. The choice is clear.

              • jericho says:

                with the least credibility to tell R’s how to vote, are deigning to tell us what we should think.

                Thanks for the condescension boys, but I’ll pass.

                • RedGreen says:

                  Thanks, Jericho! That means a great deal to me. I was only aiming for the bottom dozen. This is so exciting.

                  Go ahead, vote for McCain. Throw your vote away. Whatever validates you in the voting booth.  

  2. Skyler says:

    Sure is great that we (Gravel) didn’t win the Libertarian National Convention, isn’t it?

  3. Right now the mushy middle has stacked the deck so that they get what they want every time and anyone with principle is told to sit down and shut up. Vote for principle, and you are the big villain.

    But Barr’s voters are actually on safe ground this time around because for many of them, voting for Obama is more or less a tepid neutral position, whereas voting for McCain sends the absolute wrong message to the Republican Party. If a vote for Barr was a vote for Clinton, I think they would consider it a lot longer, but that is not the case this time.

    Ultimately what we need to do is build a coalition of Lefties like myself, along with people on the Right who believe that the Republicans have pretty much sold out every real Conservative value, and together we need to fix the voting system so that voting for who you love does not cost you anything in the fight for the center.  

  4. Zogby Interactive, or Zogby real polling?

    The Interactive polls suck.  The real polling is better, though not the most reliable.

  5. BlueCat says:

    has Obama ahead here by an average 3.6 through July 10th so If Barr even manages to take 4 or 5 % that could be huge. He’s also posing a threat to McCain in Georgia where, thanks to Barr, McCain is only 2 points ahead in a state that ought to be a huge, no sweat win for him.

    • Ben Stein's $$ says:

      John McCain continues to enjoy a solid lead over Barack Obama in Georgia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state shows McCain attracting 48% of the vote while Obama earns 39%. When leaners are included, McCain’s lead expands to eleven percentage points, 53% to 42%. These figures show little change in the race since late June.

      In fact, this race has changed little all year. McCain has led by eight to fourteen points in each of the four previous surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports in Georgia this year.

      Libertarian candidate Bob Barr who served in Congress as part of Georgia’s Congressional delegation picks up 5% of the vote initially, but only 1% when “leaners” are included. This means that up to 5% of voters now say they would vote for Barr but when asked a follow-up question only 1% remain committed to the man some view as a potential spoiler for McCain’s hopes.

      • BlueCat says:

        But they have been more all over the map than $$ claims.  In the July polls shown McCain has been as high as 11 points ahead but also as low as 2, with Barr taking between 1 and 4. All told, not nearly as comfy as we should expect for the Republican in Georgia.  

  6. The Plumber says:

    than to see 60% of the people NOT vote for the eventual president.

    • 60% of the people not voting for the president would be a huge improvement.

      Bush vote 2004 = 62,040,610

      That was roughly 80% not voting for him.

    • DavidThi808 says:

      When the majority of people voted against Bush – but he still won (via the electoral college).

      • BlueCat says:

        Gore, at the time, wasn’t generating all that much enthusiasm for himself personally.  It was a pro-Dem vote.  Kerry lost narrowly but most of his vote wasn’t  strong Kerry support so much as anti-Bush. This time most of the McCain support is simply anti-Dem with little strong enthusiasm for McCain himself while Obama is generating all the real enthusiasm and excitement. That gives us a better chance of winning by enough to make it stick this time.  People are actually FOR Obama, not just against somebody else.

      • Aristotle says:

        but this time, to the Democratic candidate’s advantage. Sure would be fun to see that shoe on the other foot – just watch how all the defenders of the EC system suddenly claim that we need to directly elect the President.

  7. Steve Balboni says:

    Does anyone have access to the cross-tabs? This is a Zogby online poll and in 2006 they were wildly inaccurate. I’d like to see a little more before I comment.

     

  8. DavidThi808 says:

    Dave Barry is running and I think he’s a real contender this time, unlike the last 2 elections.

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