(Big Sky, MT)- Libertarian Bob Barr is now consistently polling 6-7% when included in presidential polls among likely voters. I can't for the life of me recall Libertarian candidates being regularly included, let alone polling as highly as this, with this being the fourth presidential election cycle I've been supporting watching for such things. From the Barr Campaign:
In the first comprehensive general election poll (a sample of over 46,000 likely voters), Bob Barr is now at six percent nationally!David (Beiler) was there in 1992 when Ross Perot, then polling at seven percent nationally, was included in the debates with Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.Four percentage points are all that we need to get into the Google/YouTube presidential debate that is scheduled for September 18th.According to the debate rules we need ten percent in at least three polls before the debate starts in New Orleans.
These polling numbers are being achieved without benefit of huge TV ad spending, or constant media coverage. I have great hope that the media will increase with these numbers. From there, the campaign needs to ramp up the fundraising and get some ads on TV to boost Barr's name recognition.
Inclusion in the debates would be phenomenal. I recall how Perot's numbers soared after inclusion in the debates.