A new poll out of the state of Michigan has Governor Gary Johnson at 11.5%. This is big news because we analyzed Johnson’s potential in states across this country and Michigan was not one where we thought he would get a lot of support.
From Detroit News:
In a head-to-head general election match-up, presumptive Democratic nominee Clinton led presumptive Republican nominee Trump 43 percent to 38.5 percent, according to the poll released exclusively to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV. The survey of 600 likely voters found 4 percent saying they’ll vote for someone else and 12 percent remaining undecided.
When surveyed voters were offered a third choice in Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, the support for both Clinton and Trump eroded.
Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, received 11.5 percent support, while Clinton held a 4-percentage point lead over Trump, 37 percent to 33 percent.
“It appears that right now the support (for Johnson) comes equally from both sides,” said pollster Richard Czuba of the Lansing-based Glengariff Group Inc., which conducted the poll that had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percentage points. “It’s kind of that middle that’s intrigued with the Libertarian option.”
The support for Johnson is still coming equally from both sides. This has been a key argument on his part that showcases that he is not just a spoiler for Trump. Both Republicans and Democrats are throwing their support behind the newly minted Libertarian candidate for President as a way to seek an alternative.
We are expecting more polls in coming days and weeks to keep showing this trend, and as the media appearance for Johnson and Weld continue, these numbers should go up.