The following is a June 3rd, 2016 email from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein:
Dear Jude —
I have exciting news for you: a new national poll shows our campaign gaining support!
I wanted to make sure you saw the petition to include our campaign in presidential polls. We’ve already had over 10,000 people sign in the first week – let’s get that to 15,000 today to make sure the pollsters get the message that we won’t be ignored!
The new poll, released June 1st by Quinnipiac University, put our campaign at 3% nationally in a 4-way race – up from the first national poll that had us at 2% three weeks ago.
That 3% translates to almost 4 million people who would vote Green if the election were held today. That’s an increase of 750% over where we finished in 2012.
Of course, we still have plenty of room to grow – and that’s exactly what we plan to do.
Being included in more polls brings more media attention. That gets our message out and brings supporters flooding in – which makes us rise in the polls.But that will only happen if we get in more polls. That’s where I need your help.
There are many reasons why our campaign should be included in polls.Thanks to supporters like you, our campaign is surging from strength to strength:
All this shows that millions of people are hungry for something better than what the establishment parties are offering.
In fact, a recent Gallup Poll found that an incredible 60% of Americans agree that the Democratic and Republican parties do such a poor job representing the American people that a new major party is needed.
And a May 18th Data Targeting poll found that 55% of Americans want an independent candidate to run against Clinton and Trump – including an amazing 91% of voters under 29!
With the majority of Americans searching for an alternative to Clinton/Trump, there’s no way to justify not including our campaign in polls.
But I need your help to make sure the pollsters get that message loud and clear.
Thank you for all that you do – together we are blazing the trail to real democracy and a better future.
It’s in our hands!