WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 — With both Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe bringing scandal and bad press to the Virginia gubernatorial election, Libertarian Robert Sarvis could become the deciding factor in November’s election.Read the rest here.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows McAuliffe and Cuccinelli in a virtual tie. While the poll technically gives McAuliffe a slight lead over Cuccinelli, that lead falls within the margin of error.
Although polling shows that it is unlikely Sarvis will outright win the election, he has held a surprisingly high percentage for a third party candidate ranging between 5 and 10 percentage points. That could split votes and push one of the major candidates into victory.