A very thorough article regarding Gary Johnson was put out by nmpolitics.net. It goes over his conversion to the Libertarian Party, his election to become the LP nominee, ballot access, media attention, getting into the debates, his running mate, and his appeal to both liberals and conservatives.
Albuquerque pollster Brian Sanderoff agrees that Johnson may win some liberal support. In a recent Albuquerque Journal article, he was quoted as saying, “Some Republican voters may be attracted to Johnson’s conservative positions on taxes and economic issues. Some Democrats may be attracted to Johnson’s positions on social issues and foreign policy. And Gary Johnson is from New Mexico and may have developed friendships and preferences among certain New Mexicans regardless of their political philosophy.”