Gary Johnson’s Polling Numbers Reach All-Time High


Gary Johnson

 by Nahema Marchal

A CNN/ORC poll conducted by telephone over the weekend revealed the highest support Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has ever received since the beginning of the presidential race: 13% of voting intentions (compared with 42% for Hillary Clinton, 37% for Donald Trump, and 5% for Jill Stein in a four-way race.)

As the Republican convention kicks in, this represents virtually no change for either Trump or Clinton, but a considerable 4-point bump for Johnson since last month.

These results roughly line up with two other polls released last week: an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll and an ABC News/Washington Post poll estimating support for Johnson at respectively 11% and 8%.

These numbers consolidate Johnson’s growth, only weeks after the Pew Research Center found a majority of adults aged 18-29 would favor the third-party candidate over Donald Trump,  if the election were held today…

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