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June 12, 2012

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Jordan

Why was Gary Johnson not included in the poll? He is polling at around 8% on average in other polls, which is huge for a presidential election. Why is PPP excluding him?

Rnegade

I wonder how much supporting gay marriage has hurt Obama in NC. After all, they did support the gay marriage ban by quite a large margin.

MarylandDad51

I have to wonder if some of the "black" respondents in this sample were really white GOP pranksters trying to mess up the poll results. The percentage of black voters supporting Romney in most recent surveys has been so low that it is hard for me to believe that you could have gotten a true black subsample with 20 percent Romney supporters, even allowing for sampling error.

realnrh

Johnson was at 8% in PPP's poll in January and at 6% in May. Outside of maybe New Mexico, Arizona and New Hampshire, he's not going to pull anything close to that number anywhere. When his support is so low to start with, he pretty much can't poll lower, so will tend to poll higher within the margin of error.

Build local party apparatus first, get some state legislative seats, become an actual party instead of a Republican adjunct, and then Libertarians might be positioned to field a credible candidate. Same would go for Greens on the other side. And yes, Libertarians are tremendously more aligned with Republicans than Democrats; Republicans and Libertarians in philosophy and practice are enthusiastically aligned in the desire to destroy the American government, and no other issue on the Libertarian platform is of anywhere near that magnitude to the vast majority of Democrats.

Running a presidential race without having a competitive party on the rest of the ticket is pretty much hoping that lightning strikes. Don't expect to get lottery-winner coverage just because you bought a ticket.

Naturalized Texan

MARGIN OF ERROR 3.4%
YOU MENTION THE 2 POINT SPREAD, BUT NOT THE FACT THAT IT IS WELL WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR.
THAT'S JUST BAD REPORTING.

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