A new nation-wide poll was released by JZ Analytics showing Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson garnering 5.3%. Undecided was at 13.1%. The sample size was 893 people with a margin of error of 3.3%. No other candidate was listed.
The Daily Caller reported on this new poll:
“That’s a big deal,” Johnson told Capitol Report New Mexico. “We’re at 5 [percent] today, we could get to 7 tomorrow because people will check it out.”
Johnson is still polling far behind the two presidential front-runners, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who polled at 43 percent and 38 percent, respectively, according to the poll.
However, Johnson has gained popularity in recent months. A JZ Analytics/Washington Times poll from May had him at only two percent.
“It’s all good, from our vantage point a lot more money is coming in,” Johnson said at a libertarian-leaning meeting called Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. “If people get the notion that I could win, that could be a game-changer. We’re not there yet, I’m not saying that, but these numbers are encouraging.”
Read the rest at the Daily Caller: Gary Johnson Polls at 5.3%
Check out the Poll at Nationwide Interactive Likely Voters Poll 7/10/12 thru 7/13/12