Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Nader at 6 percent In AP Poll

Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Contact: Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org


An Associated Press poll released on Friday shows: (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ijClHoidEl8XEJMJoUooHU1R_nmgD914PTMGA)

Barack Obama 47 percent;

John McCain 43 percent;

And Ralph Nader 6 percent.

And that's Nader at 6 percent with virtually no mainstream national press coverage.

Why is Nader's 6 percent important?

Because this might be the year when the Presidential debates are busted open.

Google has shown an interest in hosting debates.

And McCain has floated the idea of ten town hall debates.

To get into these debates, it's important that Nader show a certain level of support.

He's got that, according to the most recent AP poll. And then it becomes important that he gets on as many state ballots as possible.

We're working our hearts out to get him there.

By the end of June, we should be on 10 or so. And we're aiming to be on more than 40 by the end of the summer.

Remember, getting Nader on the debates changes everything.

Jesse Ventura, when he ran for Governor of Minnesota, was at 10 percent.

He got on the statewide debates and moved to 20 percent.

And then people sensed a three way race.

And he won.

As we learned this weekend at the Belmont Stakes.

There are no foregone conclusions.

We're working to get Nader/Gonzalez to the starting line.

Then line 'em up, ring the bell, and let 'em run.