New Presidential Battleground State Polling by No Labels Reveals Widespread Support for Ballot Access and Growing Vote Share for Independent Option
Over two-thirds of registered voters do not want a repeat of the 2020 election and are looking for new options in 2024.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Republican presidential candidates head to the debate stage this week in Milwaukee, a new No Labels poll of 9,418 registered voters conducted by polling firm HarrisX in eight key battleground states reveals that 63percent would be open to supporting a moderate independent presidential candidate if the major party alternatives were Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Close to 3 in 4 voters (72 percent) believe that more choices at the ballot for elections leads to a “healthier and more vibrant democracy,” rather than introducing “spoiler candidates.”
The poll also showed overwhelming support for No Labels’ effort to get nationwide ballot access for a potential independent Unity Ticket in advance of the 2024 election.
“Voters in these states are sending a simple and powerful message: They want more choices in 2024 and they don’t like anyone working to limit their choices,” said No Labels chief strategist Ryan Clancy.
“Encouraging and protecting choices at the ballot is viewed as a First Amendment issue and a sacred democratic right,” said HarrisX CEO and lead pollster, Dritan Nesho. "Voters believe ballot blocking should be investigated and made illegal in these battleground states.”
Access the crosstabs for the No Labels’ latest polling data here.
The eight key battleground states are Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The No Labels movement has won ballot access in 10 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, South Dakota, Nevada and Florida and has a plan to get on the ballot in all 50 plus D.C.
Across the 8 battleground states:
Voters support No Labels’effort to list an independent option:
- 69 percent said they support efforts by organizations such as No Labels to add a third-party ticket line to the ballot in case an independent ticket wants to run.
- 72 percent believe that more choices at the ballot for elections leads to a “healthier and more vibrant democracy,” rather than introducing “spoiler candidates.”
- 81 percent believe more choices at the ballot should be encouraged by most states.
- 86 percent believe that “common-sense solutions for resolving the big issues facing the country,” like immigration and the debt crisis, “can come through compromise between Democrats and Republicans.”
There is growing support for an independent option:
- 72 percent said they do not think Biden should run for a second term.
- 63 percent said they do not think Trump should run for reelection.
- 63 percent of battleground state voters said they would “consider voting for a moderate independent candidate,” if the match is between Trump and Biden in 2024. This is up from an average of 59 percent when No Labels asked the same question of voters in a nationwidepoll in December 2022.
Voters are concerned about ballot blocking and say such activity should be illegal:
- 82 percent consider access to the ballot line by an individual or campaign in their state to be an expression of free speech and the first amendment.
- 74 percent say it is inappropriate when elected representatives from the two major parties work to block the listing of more choices for president on the ballot.
- 73 percent believe that “actively working to block the listing of more choices on the ballot for president represents vote choice suppression.”
- 66 percent say politically motivated actions to block the availability of more choice at the ballot should be made illegal by state legislatures.
- 77 percent want politically motivated actions to block the availability of more choice at the ballot to be investigated by the Justice Department for civil rights infractions.
See the Independent Candidate Survey here with the new polling results.
About No Labels’ Ballot Access Battleground State Poll: The survey was conducted online and by telephone by polling firm HarrisX in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin from July 28 - August 3, 2023, among between 1,142 and 1,213 registered voters per state. The sampling margin of error of this survey within each state is between plus or minus 2.8 and 2.9 percentage points depending on the state's sample. Results were weighted by gender, age, race/ethnicity, income, education, and political party where necessary within each state to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
Since its founding in 2009, No Labels has worked to give voice to America’s commonsense majority. Now, No Labels is working to get ballot access in states across the country, and we may offer our ballot line to an independent Unity presidential ticket if that’s what the American people clearly want. www.nolabels.org.
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