New Poll: Most Americans still do not know who Gary Johnson is

A new poll out today, July 6, 2016 by YouGov and The Economist of 1,300 respondents found that 61% of Americans do not know who Gary Johnson is. Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee who will be on the ballot in all 50 states alongside Republican Party presumptive nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. Today’s YouGov poll also showed that 40% of Americans are voting AGAINST Trump and Clinton. Additionally, 59% of respondents stated they would either consider voting for Johnson or simply were not sure at this time. That give Johnson and the mainstream media a lot of room to maneuver him in to the White House. But that is up to the mainstream media to do their journalistic best in  remaining objective and inclusive of candidates who will be on the ballot in all 50 states.

Even though Johnson has been polling between 8 to 12% nationally, the mainstream media continues to exclude him or not mention his name during news reports of Clinton and Trump. The mainstream media and polling organizations continue to promote the false narrative that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the only two candidates for American voters in the 2016 presidential election. Four polls were released on June 30, 2016, on the presidential election and they only included Clinton and Trump. This is dangerous because Gary Johnson will be on ballot in all 50 states and is polling between 9 to 12 percent nationally, and this is during a time that a majority of Americans do not know who he is. The mainstream media does this at their own peril as Americans are waking up to the fact that they are often not told the real story by traditional news outlets. American voters are now doing their own research and are seeking out alternative news venues to get a better picture of what is happening around them.

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