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08-27-2016, 08:56 PM
Poll: Majority of voters want Johnson on debate stage

By Jessie Hellmann
August 25, 2016

The majority of American voters want to see Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson participate in the presidential debates, a new poll released Thursday shows (https://www.qu.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2375).

The Quinnipiac University poll shows 62 percent of likely voters nationally say Johnson should be included in the debates this year.

Republicans and Democrats feel similarly about the issue, the poll indicates, with 60 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Republicans saying Johnson should be allowed to debate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Among independent voters, 69 percent think Johnson should be allowed to participate in the presidential debates.


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08-27-2016, 09:01 PM
He can earn his place the same as everyone else. It's the Libertarian way.

Natural Citizen
08-27-2016, 09:04 PM
Yeah, definitely need to have a third option in the debates. Only thing that bothers me is that the establishment single party that has traditionally functioned under the illusion of two parties has basically expanded to a single party functioning as three by way of the Libertarian party this cycle after witnessing those historic Independent and third party turnouts during the 2014 Mid-Term. So while it's good to see a third option, it doesn't help the cause of liberty if that third participant is just going to run with the single party narrative.

Remember that moderators control the terms of controversy in these debates. End of the day, if the only questions being asked of them are with regard to acknowledging which one has the more publicly appealing means of sending men from the government with guns to force us how to think and tell us what to do, then, there really isn't much difference.

RJ Liberty
08-27-2016, 09:49 PM
He can earn his place the same as everyone else. It's the Libertarian way.

"Everyone else" got in by being a Democratic candidate or Republican candidate. That's hardly the "Libertarian way".

08-27-2016, 10:24 PM
100% of voters won't vote for him after hearing him speak.

Natural Citizen
08-27-2016, 10:29 PM
100% of voters won't vote for him after hearing him speak.

Eh. Most of his base couldn't care less about the issues and fundamental libertarian philosophy anyway. Seems like the main thing they want is the satisfaction of celebratory social status for sparkin up a bone in public. You can make all of the laws you want but they aren't worth their weight in ink if the moral decay in society doesn't change.

Irrelevant of that, I like having more than two establishment candidates in the debates. He should have the opportunity to participate in them.

08-27-2016, 10:40 PM
I want him in.

RJ Liberty
08-30-2016, 09:01 PM
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization is facing a major backlash on their Facebook page after excluding Gary (https://burnpittalk.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/veterans-gary-johnson-angry/) from their commander-in-chief forums, scheduled for September 7th on NBC. Veterans are leaving thousands of angry comments on IAVA's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/IAVA.org), as Gary Johnson is heavily supported among military veterans. Go vets!