This hasn't received much play over the past few days, but it certainly deserves the attention of the Romney campaign. Recent Virginia polling shows Virgil Goode garnering 9% of the vote in a 3-way race with Romney and Obama. Gary Johnson's candidacy poses a similar problem in New Mexico.
Exit question: If Romney loses Virginia, can he still win the election? Where does he make up for it? Here's an interactive election map to help you out. Good luck....
Republican Mitt Romney faces a new obstacle to victory in must-win Virginia in November: A third-party presidential candidate who is favored by 1 in 10 Old Dominion voters and is drastically undercutting Romney's showing against President Obama.
Virgil Goode, who represented southwest Virginia in Congress from 1997 to 2008 as a Democrat and then as a Republican, is running for president on the Constitution Party ticket. A Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday showed Goode winning 9 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Obama and Romney, though his support comes disproportionately at Romney's expense.
"If we can get some name recognition here, we hope it will spread to other states," said Goode, who still must qualify for the Virginia ballot. Obama leads Romney 50 percent to 42 percent in Virginia, the poll shows. Adding Goode to the mix, however, cuts Romney's support to 35 percent, while Obama barely moves down to 49 percent.
Romney faces similar trouble in New Mexico, where former Gov. Gary Johnson is running as a Libertarian candidate. (...)Read the rest HERE
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