Latest Q poll: Crist leads Scott 39-37%, Libertarian Wyllie pulls 9%

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/23/4250644/q-poll-libertarian-adrian-wyllie.html

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    Too many people don't remember (or care) how bad Crist was the first time around.
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    I don't know a lot about Wyllie but my impression in the research so far is he may be pulling the Libertarian card more for publicity than as an actual ethos.

    He's card-carrying, of course, but I've seen a lot of non-Libertarian positions so far.
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    Which is a total bummer.
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    I had made up my mind to vote for Johnson in 2012 but when I got there I swayed between Romney (voted for him in the primary) and Johnson. Finally went with Johnson.
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    Same here... It's hard to vote for someone when you know they're not going to win... But you still gotta believe that your vote actually means something. I don't know anything about this Wyllie guy, but I'll definitely take a look at him...
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    Wyllie certainly isn't Harry Browne, but what aren't you a fan of?
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    I'm more libertarian than any of the other political designations but .... I want to avoid my vote being a vote that benefits the greater of two evils.
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    This makes both the current parties very happy.
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    Well, it's something we must decide for ourselves ...... which is the greater and lesser. On many matters there's not much of a difference between the dems and pubs.
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    I know this topic comes up every election and is debated an nauseum. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. I think it's more a wasted vote casting a vote for either big party that are essentially one in the same at this point.

    But like you said, a vote can only be cast as one sees fit.
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    Well, I see problems with both the dems and the pubs but ...... see the leftists are far more evil than even the liberal pubs. If I believe a 3rd party candidate has a chance to win and I agree with their political philosophy to a greater degree than a pub, I'd vote for that candidate. However, until we have a viable alternative ...... I'll use my vote to negate the vote of an unproductive, eggstealing leftist who doesn't have a photo ID and cannot prove their citizenship (and may very well be dead) but, is still allowed to vote.
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    Da Fuq? Those numbers real?

    Only in screwed up Florida is Christ a better gov. than Scott. Unreal how dumb people are.
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    The libertarian candidate here in va polled as high as 13% but on Election Day he got around 6%. Many who want to vote third party won't when it matters. Crist probably likes this poll.
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    "Christ" would probably be quite a step up. :)
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    This poll must really encourage Governor Scott because just a few months ago, Crist held a very big lead. Even the Tampa Tribune wrote last week "the more people look at Charlie Crist, the less they like him".
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    Who doesn't like orange people? I don't get it.
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    and this is why it will be a long time before there is one

    In general many claim to be Libertarian but do it from a far and are waiting to jump on the bandwagon once it is moving along but how can it get moving if no one wants to give it a push?

    I vote for 3rd party because 1) I agree with a majority of their platforms and 2) because I know my vote may not help them win this particular election but establish building blocks for a strong foundation to a truly viable third party.

    Every time in any election that the voter percentage for Libertarian moves up is a win
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    Exactly why I do it. Couldn't agree more! :D

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