The Morning Consult released another poll today which shows that Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for President, is polling at 10% against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
With a general election shaping up to feature two of the most historically unpopular presidential candidates of all time, a new Morning Consult poll shows Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson emerging as a more palatable choice for some voters.
The former New Mexico governor and 2012 Libertarian candidate was the top choice for 10 percent of registered voters polled June 1 through June 4. When asked what their main reason was for backing Johnson, 72 percent of his supporters said it was because they don’t like either of the other likely candidates, GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
One-fourth of the small cadre of people supporting Johnson said they support him because they share his political views. He advocates for, among other things, legalizing marijuana, eliminating the current tax code, and making it easier for Mexican citizens to obtain temporary work visas in the United States.
These numbers are starting to solidify in the double digits and the next stop will be the numbers increasing. He is performing well with Independents and still taking support equally from both Trump and Clinton.
Now that Donald Trump is in the process of destructing his campaign with his racist comments we should see the polls start to rise. We are only a week out of the Libertarian National Convention and these numbers are higher than some other national polls that were done which had the Governor at 4% or 6%.