Libertarian Party Nominee Barbara Howe Polls 7% in North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

SurveyUSA is one of the most accurate polling companies in the United States, along with Public Policy Polling. Those two polling firms have also been the most reliable in terms of including third party candidates in their polls over the last couple of years. They recently polled the gubernatorial race in North Carolina and found Barbara Howe, the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, receiving 7% of the vote.

In an election for North Carolina governor today, 05/22/12, Republican Pat McCrory leads Democrat Walter Dalton by 5 points, according to this latest exclusive WRAL-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. McCrory gets 44% today, Dalton 39%. Libertarian Barbara Howe gets 7%; 10% of likely voters are undecided.

Howe performs best amongst Hispanics, Males, Independents, and Evangelicals.

8 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Nominee Barbara Howe Polls 7% in North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

  1. Bruce Majors

    Howe and her husband of several decades shred their marriage licenses in protest in support of marriage equality, Tuesday May 29 at 11 am with other married couples at the General Assembly building in Raliegh

  2. Steven Wilson

    @1

    I heard about these protests but didn’t know LP candidates had taken that step. I applaud their passion for each other and their act of refusal.

  3. Starchild

    Bruce Majors @1 writes – “Howe and her husband of several decades shred their marriage licenses in protest in support of marriage equality, Tuesday May 29 at 11 am with other married couples at the General Assembly building in Raliegh”

    Now that is effective and newsworthy campaigning likely to get a Libertarian candidate for public office some positive press (not to mention inspire some young pro-freedom voters and activists)!

    If this is the kind of thing she’s been doing in North Carolina, it’s no wonder Barbara Howe is polling 7%. Go Barbara!

  4. paulie

    What kind of political and executive experience does she have?

    Not very relevant at 7% in the spring. What’s much more relevant at this point is messaging, ability to communicate our ideas effectively and get noticed. Shredding marriage license is a good example. It’s a protest that works to illustrate both the short term goal (marriage equality) as well as the long term goal (separation of marriage and state).

  5. just saying

    If she has run a good-size business or something along those lines, that could help her build on that 7% .

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