For a third party candidate to break out and make an impact on an election they are going to have to commit some type of revolution that will transform the political system in the United States. Many will ask where does it start, and there is one simple answer to that question. The young voter is key to changing the game in American politics.
A new national poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows Gary Johnson at 11% nationally against Trump and Clinton. However, the big news to come out of this poll is that the former Republican governor turned Libertarian is beating the current presumptive Republican nominee is an important category.
Among 18-29 year olds, a key demographic in the electorate, Gary Johnson bests Donald Trump.
This is a huge advantage for a third party, and even though Johnson might not win the Presidency, this sets up the Libertarian Party as a party of the future. Capturing the youth vote is what was key to Obama’s victory in 2008, and has the ability to really change the electoral math in this country.
Plus it is nice to see that Trump is losing to this “fringe” candidate among a key voting bloc.