Johnson 4%, Stein 2% in CNN/ORC poll

A CNN/ORC poll was conducted September 7-9. Among the 1022 individuals polled, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party received 4% and Jill Stein of the Green Party received 2%.

For the first time, the network actually included two opposition party candidates – the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein. Unfortunately for the Constitution Party and their nominee, the fifth of the five major candidates, former US Congressman Virgil Goode, was not included.


Considering independent and opposition party candidates for President rarely, if ever, hit even 1% in the polls, both Johnson and Stein should consider the above recognition a sign that their hard work is paying off. With no media coverage and little funding, these two grassroots candidates are rapidly gaining in the polls as voters are slowly introduced to them. While at the same time, the two establishment candidates in the form of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, continue to see their poll numbers fall as voters become aware of both Johnson and Stein.

Whether your political stance is on the left, the right, or the center, Johnson and Stein offer sound and credible choices to the two ‘lesser of two evil’ candidates in November. All they need now is for the national corporate news media to stop censoring and blacking-out their campaigns.

Read the article at The Examiner: New CNN poll includes Johnson, Stein, still no Goode

Check out the results of the poll here.

4 thoughts on “Johnson 4%, Stein 2% in CNN/ORC poll


    I think these are “anyone but Obama or Romney” votes as I find it hard to believe – from own experience with voters – that 4% even know who Gov. Johnson is. I fear the results will be the same as every election – the media will hype a “close horse race” and people will be sucked into voting for Obama or Romney where theirvotes will be invisible, rather than casting a vote for a very visible third party total.

  2. Mark Axinn

    The fact that CNN is including us after so many months (years?) of intentionally ignoring third parties is very good news.

    I think we should all write to CNN and commend them on including Gary and Jill in the poll results.

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