10-19-2016, 10:38 AM
Which has almost nothing to do with Johnson's strength as a candidate, and almost everything to do with the fact that Clinton and Trump are so thoroughly and universally despised.
It's entirely plausible that the LP could have nominated Mr. Potato Head this cycle and still wound up breaking that 5% threshold.
Johnson got, what, the usual 1% (or thereabouts) last time around?