Rob Garver: Libertarian Party Is Burning Up the Polls, but Will It Matter in November?


Gary Johnson

By Rob Garver,, July 1st, 2016:

It’s sadly fitting that in a year when the likely presidential nominees for the two major parties are both as widely disliked as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, the presence of a plausible challenger from a third party has no effect on the race because supporters leave the two major party candidates in roughly equal numbers.

Whether that is how it will play out in November, of course, remains to be seen. Right now, though, according to the RealClearPolitics polling averages, the Libertarian Party ticket is performing better than it ever has in presidential public opinion polls while drawing supporters from Clinton and Trump at roughly the same rate.

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