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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Barr Reaches 11 Percent in State Poll

While Senators John McCain and Barack Obama spar over their houses and their vice president picks, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr picks up steam in several battleground states that will play a key role in determining the outcome of the November election.  "It's hard to ignore the numbers," says Barr, who is polling in double-digits in some states according to a recent Zogby International poll released last week.

According to the poll results for 10 battleground states released on Aug. 23, Barr is polling at 11 percent in New Hampshire and 10 percent in Nevada.  Barr is also polling 8 percent in Ohio, and has similar numbers across the country. 

"Americans recognize that neither John McCain nor Barack Obama are agents of change in this country," Barr says, explaining his increasing poll numbers. "Senators McCain and Obama are the remnants of a political establishment that has failed the American people, and will continue to do so as long as voters give them a chance.  It's time to send them a message; a message that says we will not tolerate another four years of business-as-usual in Washington."

John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International, says that Barr "certainly can be" a significant factor in the upcoming election, and "can also throw McCain off balance with libertarian conservatives."

"Liberals who are tired of the Democratic Party acting as a doormat to the government's assault against civil liberties," says Barr, "and conservatives who are tired of the Republican Party's reckless abandonment of fiscal responsibility, are all potential Barr voters.  As more voters realize that neither Obama nor McCain are candidates truly dedicated to reversing these trends, you can expect to see my numbers climb steadily higher."

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.