Gary Johnson 2012 campaign as the Libertarian Party nominee stays consistent in another western state at 7% according to PPP's latest poll in Colorado
Q. 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.... 47%
Mitt Romney..... 39%
Gary Johnson..... 7%
I'd expect Johnson to be doing better since his pro-legalization stance should give him a bigger bump with Colorado's initiative to legalize marijuana having 46% support among voters as opposed to 42% against.
Now 7% only gets him half way to the Presidential Debates and this is a state poll, not a national one (Johnson needs to poll 15% or better in 5 national polls) but it shows that the former New Mexico Governor is getting steady support in the polls he is included in; 15% New Mexico, 9% Arizona, 8% Montana, 7% New Hampshire and 6% North Carolina.
As in other polls, Johnson is virtually unknown with 79% of respondents having no opinion of him so getting his name, record and stances on the issues out there is of utmost importance.
We have our work cut out for us.