July 17, 2017 – The Jack News released the results of its first online poll, conducted last week from July 9 through July 15, about possible Libertarian Party presidential candidates.
Larry Sharpe, a motivational speaker and a former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, emerged the candidate with the highest vote total, garnering 43 percent of online poll-takers.
Nick Sarwark, the Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, placed second with 16 percent, followed by a tie for third, between Adam Kokesh, a former New Mexico congressional candidate and political activist and Jeff Miron, a Harvard professor and liberty author, each with 10.2 percent of the vote.
The question asked was, “If the 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Primary were held today, and you had to select one of the following candidates, for whom would you vote?”
“Undecided” received 8 percent of the votes, and Tom Campbell, a law professor and former GOP congressman from California, and Steve Kerbel a Colorado libertarian activist and former candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2016, tied with 6 percent each.
At the conclusion of the poll, The Jack News was made aware of another major candidate looking to enter the race. That information and addition will be included in subsequent Libertarian Presidential preference polls.
The next weekly poll poses the question, “Which one of the following do you believe is the most capable of representing the liberty agenda in the Missouri U.S. Senate race?”
Respondents may select Austin Peterson, a former LP presidential candidate who has declared his intent to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the seat in Missouri, and Alicia Dearn, a former LP vice-presidential candidate who is considering the Libertarian Party’s nomination for the same seat.
Voting in the online poll is open until midnight, Mountain Time, on Friday, July 21.