POLL: Libertarian Barbara Howe at 9% in North Carolina Governor’s Race

Barbara Howe

Barbara Howe, former Libertarian Party state chair and current gubernatorial candidate in North Carolina, registered the support of 9% of respondents in Public Policy Polling’s  latest survey of 775 North Carolina voters taken from July 5th to the 8th.  This is in line with a SurveyUSA poll taken back in May that pegger her support at 7%.

Howe was the party’s nominee for governor in 2000 and 2004, winning about 1.5% in each election.

The PPP survey notes that Howe’s support actually comes more at the expense of Democrat Walter Dalton.

“Howe is surprisingly pulling more support from Democrats (9%) than Republicans (5%); Democrats make up over 45% of the electorate,” the pollsters note.  “Howe also takes 14% of independents, and essentially none of them are potential McCrory voters. Last month, McCrory led 47-31 head-to-head with unaffiliated voters; now he leads 47-25. Normally Libertarian candidates, like Gary Johnson on the presidential ballot, dip more into conservative vote pools than liberal ones.”

The candidates for Governor are Democrat Walter Dalton, Republican Pat McCrory, and Libertarian Barbara Howe. If the election was today, who would you vote for?

Walter Dalton  (DEM) ………………………………… 36%
Pat McCrory  (REP) …………………………………… 43%
Barbara Howe  (LIB) …………………………………. 9%
Undecided……………………………………………. 12%

3 Comments

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  2. That “normally” on the “dip into conservative” voters is getting a bit old. Four years ago, in the NC governor race, Mike Munger also drew more support from liberal voters. It’s the effect of believing and saying that all people have civil rights. Yes, ALL.

  3. Dalton and McCrory both dip into libertarian voters, by pretending to be for social compassion and economic prosperity while really just being control freaks.

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