2016 Presidential Race

Gary Johnson Seeing Impressive Polling Data, Hits Double Digits

Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, continues to improve in the polls. He has been averaging 8.5% in national polling against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Johnson did very well in a recent poll conducted among Utah voters.

In a new Gravis poll, Johnson received 16%, while Trump received 29% and Clinton 26%. “Other” received 29%.

In the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney won Utah by 48% against President Obama.

In a national poll conducted by IBD/TIPP, Johnson received 11%, while Clinton and Trump got 39% and 35% respectively. In the poll, Johnson drew support from both major party candidates almost equally in the three-person race.

Johnson has been scoring unprecedented support in the polls. In polling conducted in 2012, Gary Johnson never received more than 5% in any polls and ended up getting just 1% of the popular vote. Now, Johnson is scoring double-digits in polling, a trend going back to March, when he received 11% in a Monmouth poll.

The only question is if poll numbers will translate into votes. Johnson will be the only third-party candidate on the ballot in all fifty states.

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