Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney

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    Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    Interesting isn't
     
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    hmmmm....
     
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    This is something I don't know why the other polls aren't doing by factoring in the 3rd party candidates, especially Johnson

    Every poll i've seen where they do include johnson, Willard's numbers plunge.
     
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    Interesting. And disturbing.
     
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    Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    The usual wisdom is that, as election day grows closer, support for third-party candidates tends to shrivel as the voting public heeds the tribal war drums and comes home to Team Red or Team Blue in a ritualistic display of political masochism that could be topped only by the sight of actual hair-shirted flagellants lined up to enter the polling booths. That third-party shrinkage may not be happening this year, though — or not yet, at least. A new poll from Ohio shows Gary Johnson gaining support, even as press reports emphasize the hold-your-nose-quality in which both major-party candidates marinate, and which may have voters looking elsewhere for options.

    Conducted September 21-22, a Gravis Marketing/Capitol Correspondent poll first asked the usual Obama or Romney question, which revealed a tight race. (The full results are here.)

    Obama/Biden: 45.2%
    Other/Unsure: 10.4%
    Romney/Ryan: 44.3%
    Then, Gary Johnson was added.

    Johnson: 10.6%
    Obama/Biden: 44.5%
    Other/Unsure: 7.1%
    Romney/Ryan: 37.8%
    Not so tight, anymore. And Johnson's numbers are up from September 7-8, when he pulled 4.5% in Ohio.

    If this is a break from the usual all-power-to-the-institutional-parties phenomenon, why would that happen? Well, note that, in Ohio, both Romney and Obama have higher unfavorables than favorables. When asked about Obama's job performance, 46.4 percent disapprove, and 45.3 percent approve (8.3 percent are unsure). When asked their opinions of Romney, 44.4% are unfavorable and 41.1 percent are favorable (14.6 percent are, somehow, still unsure).

    The recent nation-wide Reason-Rupe Poll (PDF) also found both Obama and Romney upside down in terms of public opinion, with 50 percent disapproving of the president's performance on the economy* compared to 47 percent approval, and 49 percent holding an unfavorable opinion of Romney compared to 41 percent favoring him. That poll found national support for Johnson at six percent.

    rest at the link.


    Sorry if this was already posted. I don't think Johnson will actually pull 10% in Ohio come election time, but it's interesting to see that he's potentially putting Romney on the outs in Ohio.
     
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    Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    Interesting development.
     
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    Sorry for the repost, mods. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    Because if the other major published polls in major media outlets printed his name and what he was polling, or even that there was someone else running on the ballot, people might investigate his name and see what he stands for. Then he might poll more. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Yeah man got to keep the two party fraud moving
     
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