PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis debuted his first TV spot during the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The 30-second spot highlights reasons why he wouldn't vote for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe or Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli and why he decided to run for governor.
Sarvis was not invited to participate in the debate alongside Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli.
The debate, conducted by NBC Washington, was moderated by NBC's Chuck Todd.
A Washington Post-Abt SBRI poll shows McAuliffe ahead by 8 percentage points among likely voters, 49 percent to 39 percent with Libertarian Sarvis reaping an impressive 10 percent of the vote. The Sept. 19-22 telephone survey of 1,003 adults statewide has an error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Among women, McAuliffe held a 24 percentage point advantage.
A poll by Washington's WRC-TV and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion shows McAuliffe up 43 percent to 38 percent with Sarvis at 8 percent among 546 likely voters. That Sept. 17-19 survey has an error margin of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.
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