Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, possibly benefitting from dissatisfaction with the two major parties’ front-runners, is in double digits in a potential three-way race, according to a poll released Thursday.
In a three-way contest, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was at 42 percent, GOP front-runner Donald Trump was at 34 percent, and Mr. Johnson, who is seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination, was at 11 percent, according to the Monmouth University poll.
In less than a week, Johnson has come from less than 1 percent to 11 percent, and he is getting support from both Republicans and Democrats, who are dissatisfied with their nominees. If Trump and Hillary bash each other hard enough, Johnson just may stand an outside chance. One thing for certain. The power of the 2 party system is beginning to wane. Probably won't happen this year, but eventually the Reps and Dems are going to have to contend with the Libertarian Party, as people wake up, take a good look around, and find what the 2 parties have done to this country.
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