Gary Johnson Grassroots Blog

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PPP Poll: Obama's NM Approval at 50%, "Dark Horse" Gary Johnson Fares Best Among GOP Possibles

"New Mexico's former governor Gary Johnson actually does better against Obama than Romney

... one GOP candidate who is an asterisk in national polling actually comes closer to Obama than he [Romney] does- the state's former Governor Gary Johnson who trails by only 3 points at 46-43. Although Obama leads the rest of the Republican candidates by 16-26 points with independents, Johnson actually tops the President with that voter group at 46-37. He also picks up more than 20% of the Democratic vote.

... Johnson's unusually popular for a Republican...with voters who aren't Republicans...his problem is the primary voters who hold the key to the nomination. Numbers we'll release tomorrow show he's not doing terribly well on that front even in his home state.

What PPP's poll shows is Gary Johnson has the best chance against Obama when voters get to know him, his honesty, his integrity, and his record.

His issue is winning the primary, but if the media starts giving him the coverage he deserves and covers him as the candidate with the best chance to beat Obama, then Republican voters will start paying attention and voting for him.

[Note: PPP conducted a similar poll in early February prior to Johnson declaring his candidacy, and Johnson was trailing Obama by 15 pts (51-36)]


  1. I agree with that assessment--when you start listening to the content of what Gary talks about, you'll find he is right on every issue. If you disagree with him, you are against the very Constitution of America. I would like to see a Paul/Johnson ticket or even vice versa.

  2. I believe his popularity among independents, combined with his focus on retail politics in New Hampshire can actually provide him a good final vote in the Granite State, leading to a burst of media coverage if he places in the race in the state.
    Most NH voters are independent (unaffiliated) and the primaries here are open to independent voters. So, NH primaries are more influenced by independent than party voters.

  3. all i can say is that he's got the interest of this democrat!

  4. The big thing is, if you are a registered democrat or independent and Gary Johnson is your guy. Then you need to change your party status to a republican so you can vote for Gary Johnson.

    If you are not willing to do that then you aren't serious about the Change Gary Johnson is for. You can always change your party affiliation back after the election if it's a big deal to you.


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