PPP Polls finally including all the major candidates. Their last Virginia poll, released in August, only included Virgil Goode as a 3rd part choice. He had 4% support then.
Q If the candidates for President this fall were
Democrat Barack Obama, Republican Mitt
Romney, Libertarian Gary Johnson,
Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and
Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who would
you vote for?
Barack Obama..... 49%
Mitt Romney...... 45%
Gary Johnson...... 2%
Virgil Goode...... 1%
Jill Stein........ 1%
I would have thought that Governor Johnson would do a little better, but he is only polling 4% with Independents, a segment where he has strongest appeal.
The good news is that Johnson is doing well with 18-29 year old respondents, 7%, and they are by far the most enthusiastic age group polled with 72% saying they are "very excited". This could be in part due to the "Ron Paul Effect" with Ron Paul's young supporters now turning to Governor Johnson as their liberty candidate.