The GOP is in deep general election dodo. The rejection of Ron Paul by the neocons and theocrats comprising the Republican primary voting base and the fact that independents, the election kingmakers, gag at the mere thought of Romney, Santorum and Gingrich will absolutely open up an opportunity for Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party. Liberty activists are thoroughly disgusted with the GOP's treatment of Ron Paul and his supporters.
A new poll was released on Thursday showing Gary Johnson still a distant third in general election polling, but holding his ground. The former New Mexico Governor had been in the race for the Republican nomination for President. But after being excluded from GOP party surveys and nationally televised debates, Johnson took his campaign and army of libertarian followers into the Libertarian Party. Read the December 29 issue of this column, ‘Does Johnson Defection Doom the GOP?'...According to the latest Public Policy Polling survey, the Libertarian Johnson is hovering around 7 percent nationally. That’s not bad considering the popular former Governor has very little name recognition at this early stage of the campaign.
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