Johnson Polls at 6% in North Carolina

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Public Policy Polling is out with a new survey today that shows support for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson goes beyond the rural Western states.

In North Carolina, a potentially pivotal swing state, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 2-points.  An impressive 6% of voters are backing Johnson and 4% remain undecided.  This poll comes on the heels of another PPP survey showing Johnson at 7% in New Hampshire.

If the candidates for President this year were Democrat Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney, and Libertarian Gary Johnson, who would you vote for?

Barack Obama………………………………………… 46%
Mitt Romney……………………………………………. 44%
Gary Johnson …………………………………………. 6%
Undecided………………………………………………. 4%

Johnson polled 12% among registered independents and 8% among voters under the age of 30.  Strangely, perhaps due to a quirk in the polling’s methodology or just a small sample size, Johnson was the favored candidate of 24% of voters who identified themselves as something other than Caucasian or African-American. It seems unlikely that the Libertarian nominee is actually that wildly popular among Hispanics, Asians and other ethnic minorities in the Tar Heel State.

If Johnson can do a bit more than double his current polling numbers over the next few months, he could earn a spot in the national debates.

 

4 Responses

  1. Maceo Parker Robinson
    Maceo Parker Robinson May 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm | | Reply

    The usefulness of a two-party system has run its course. It has turned off too many citizens by offering too few choices. Libertarian Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, offers a real choice as a third party candidate — the only choice for Ron Paul supporters and an appealing choice for voters who have become discontented with the Dems and the GOP.

  2. BCanuck
    BCanuck May 17, 2012 at 12:11 am | | Reply

    Gary Johnson is the real deal:
    Popular and successful two-term Republican Governor of a 2:1 Democratic state.
    Qualified, credible, electable!

    If love the Welfare-Warfare state, flip a coin and vote for Romney or Obama.

    If you want to move ahead, you have a positive alternative, vote for Gary Johnson
    http://www.garyjohnson2012.com

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