Poll: 7% for Libertarian Senate candidate in New Hampshire

Ballot Access News reports that “on October 6, Survey USA released a poll for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race. It shows: Shaheen (Dem.) 48%, Sununu (Rep.) 40%, Blevens (Libt.) 7%, undecided 5%.”

Ballot Access News adds:

In the entire history of popular elections for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, no independent or minor party candidate for U.S. Senate ever polled as much as 4%, except that Blevens himself polled 4.53% for U.S. Senate in 1996….

In the entire nation, the best Libertarian showing in a U.S. Senate race with both a Democrat and a Republican in the race was in 2000 in Massachusetts, when Carla Howell polled 11.9%.

We note that the Democrats are expected to pick up Senate seats this November, with the big question being: Will they pick up enough seats to have a veto-proof majority of 60? If Blevens’ vote throws New Hampshire to the Democrats, and New Hampshire then becomes the 60th Democratic Senate seat, the Libertarian Party could have a major impact on the fate of U.S. Senate votes, whether intended in that way or not. Of course, the veto-proof 60 seats becomes a lot more important if McCain wins the presidency, which doesn’t seem that likely at the present time.

2 Responses to “Poll: 7% for Libertarian Senate candidate in New Hampshire”

  1. George Phillies Says:

    60 votes lets you shut down a filibuster on a substantial bill. To override a filibuster on changing the rules of procedure, or to override a veto you still need 67 votes.

  2. disinter Says:

    “My name is Ken Blevens. I am a Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate. I am and have been a strong supporter of Ron Paul ”


    Notice he does NOT show ANY signs of supporting CIA asset Bob Barf. Could be why he is polling so high.

Leave a Reply