After weeks of polling in the single digits, the former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, and Libertarian candidate for President is on the rebound and really showing that he is a force to contend with.
In a new CBS News/New York Times poll the Governor is polling at 12% nationally.
The race looks essentially the same in a three-way contest when Libertarian candidate Governor Gary Johnson is added to the mix. He gets 12 percent of the vote, but Clinton and Trump remain tied, with 36 percent each.
This is a big deal for many reasons. First, this is a big poll, one that will probably be used by the debate commission when deciding who will make the debate stage. Second, the Governor is in striking distance on making the cut for the debate stage with this big showing.
The support across this country for the Libertarian ticket is something that has never been seen before. There are a lot of people who can’t vote for either Trump or Hillary, and have learned that they have another choice, and see Gary Johnson as a credible choice and alternative to the tyrannical machine in Trump and Clinton.