A new poll has been released by the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County to bring more insight on the state of Florida's historic primary for the nomination of the Libertarian Party for the U.S. Senate.
As the two candidates, Augustus Invictus and Paul Stanton, are battling it out mostly in central and northern Florida, South Florida has been mainly ignored by the two candidates.
And yet, with over 1,300 registered Libertarian voters, Miami-Dade County is the second largest Libertarian county in Florida, behind only Pinellas County.
Both campaigns have set up ground games in Miami-Dade County, but many voters remain undecided, and most are not aware of the candidates yet.
Among those that know the two candidates, their unfavorability ratings are very high, leading to as many as 10% of the polled general electorate and 8% of the most active Libertarians refusing to cast a vote for anyone in August. Mr. Invictus is still struggling with a negative image from the controversies that rose about his past writings, while Paul Stanton's refusal to participate in a debate leads many voters to stay home.
The poll was done among two demographics: active voters and all voters. Active voters were chosen according to their activism within the local and state affiliates. 40 general voters were interviewed for the poll, as well as 25 active voters.
Voters were reached out via phone calls, e-mails, text messages, and private messages on social media. All were verified registered Libertarian voters.
The two demographics show different results, with one key similarity: Libertarians, facing their first primary, are weighing all choices seriously and are highly undecided.
The results are as follow: