Survey USA Georgia Gubernatorial Poll Shows Libertarian Nominee Andrew Hunt at 9%

On April 29, Survey USA released a Georgia poll, including a gubernatorial general election poll. The results: Republican incumbent Nathan Deal 41%, Democrat Jason Carter 37%, Libertarian Andrew Hunt 9%, undecided 13%. See here for more detail.

If Hunt did poll 9%, that would be the highest share of the vote for a Georgia gubernatorial candidate running outside the major parties since 1898, when the Peoples Party nominee J. R. Hogan got 30.2% of the vote in a two-candidate race. If the Libertarians could get 9% for Governor, a proposed lawsuit that would argue it is unconstitutional to keep that party off the ballot for U.S. House races (unless a petition is completed that is so difficult, it has never been used by any new or minor party) would be overwhelmingly strong. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.


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    More than twelve of the forty-five state-wide candidates for
    state office were contacted about working together under
    a unifying all-party voting system including five Republican
    candidates of whom two are running for governor.

    Twelve candidates of the 45 ballot-qualified candidates
    who accepted and agreed to be in communication via email
    have been participating to varying degrees. Seven of
    them have voted for the top names for the state-wide
    slate and more are expected to vote (as only candidates
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    unity is generated.

    Of the seven who voted, five were elected; Candidate for
    Governor of California Joe Leicht [Independent] is currently
    heading up the slate and the internal candidate-only team
    voting has rules which allow the team’s voting to continue
    through May 7th, 2014.

    Jonathan Jaech [Libertarian] for Attorney General
    Joe Leicht [Independent] for Governor
    Alan Reynolds [Americans Elect] for Lt. Governor
    Tammy Blair [Democratic] for Controller
    Jeffrey Drobman [Democratic] for Secretary of State

    There will be a write-in campaign to get the
    “Coalition of Seven” nominated and elected.

    Jonathan Jaech, Libertarian candidate for
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    to candidates running as independents or
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    See the results of the candidates’ voting here:

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