Former two term New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is the leading candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, has seen his polling numbers and favorability ratings drop in his home state according to Public Policy Polling.
Gary Johnson’s third party Presidential bid may be hurting his image in his home state. In December his favorability rating was on positive ground at 45/39 and 23% of voters said they’d choose him in a three way contest with Obama and Romney. Now his favorability numbers have flipped negative to 37/42 and he gets only 15% as a third party candidate. Obama leads Romney 48-35 when Johnson’s included so it doesn’t look like he’d have a real strong spoiler effect one way or another.
This was a state-level poll, so there are no corresponding national numbers. Thanks to Public Policy Polling for including Gary Johnson in the polling at IPR’s request.