No love for Gary Johnson in Massachusetts
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Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has put up some decent polling numbers in various states but on Wednesday (June 27) a poll in Massachusetts shows him generating just 1 percent.
Public Policy Polling released results from 902 Massachusetts voters asking their preferences for president:
Jill Stein is a Green Party candidate for president who lives in Lexington, Mass.
The PPP survey showed that Johnson is not well-known in the Bay State, with 81 percent of those asked saying they have no opinion of him.
Johnson has fared much better in the neighboring state of New Hampshire, where a PPP poll on May 15 showed him at 7 percent against Obama and Romney.
The goal of the Johnson campaign is to get to 15 percent in at least 5 selected national polls, which would qualify him for the presidential debates later this fall. But so far, practically none of the major polling organizations have included Johnson’s name in their nationwide surveys.
Zogby said last month that it would start listing Johnson in its polls but has not released any surveys on presidential candidates since making the announcement.