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John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Friday, September 28, 2012

Reason: Rupe Poll- Emily Ekins- Gary Johnson Could Take 6 Percent of the Vote: 77% of Libertarians Voting For Mitt Romney

This piece was originally posted at FRS FreeState Now: Reason: Rupe Poll- Emily Ekins- Gary Johnson Could Take 6 Percent of the Vote: 77% of Libertarians Voting For Mitt Romney

Gary Johnson not moving many Libertarians over to him yet. I don't say that to be insulting, because a lot of that has to do with the fact that the third-party candidates don't even get polled. They'll poll President Obama and Governor Romney and then maybe voters third choice, but not Governor Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein. The two major third-party candidates in the presidential race. If we had a political system where the the two major party candidates and the major third-party candidates were all polled and all given universal ballot access in each state, someone like a Gary Johnson I believe would do fairly well. Not saying he would win, but he could be hitting twenty-percent or so and bring the two major candidates under fifty and perhaps even forty. And even win some states, because he represents a lot of Americans on the issues. Big believer in personal freedom and fiscal responsibility and a safety net for people who actually need it. But we wouldn't know that, because he's rarely even polled. And wasn't polled at all when he was a Republican.