New SHOCK Poll: This Libertarian Third Party Candidate Steals Votes From Hillary Clinton

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 11.07.28 AMA surprising new poll shows libertarian Gary Johnson polling in double digits in a hypothetical three way race that includes Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  The real shocker is that  Gary Johnson, a hard core believer in limited government, actually steals more votes from Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump. has more:

Monmouth also tested a potential three-way race involving Clinton, Trump, and former GOP governor, now Libertarian, Gary Johnson. In this hypothetical contest, Clinton earns 42% of the vote – down 6 points from the two-person race – and Trump gets 34% – down 4 points from the two-person race. Johnson takes 11%. In this contest, Clinton maintains her swing state lead – 44% to 37% for Trump and 9% for Johnson – while her leaning state lead narrows – 43% to 34% for Trump and 9% for Johnson. Johnson gets his highest vote share – 15% – in the red states. Johnson is largely an unknown commodity. Just 9% have a favorable opinion of him and 15% an unfavorable opinion, while 3-in-4 (76%) don’t know enough about him to form an opinion.

Johnson gets more votes in solid republican states than he does in solid democrat ones, but the fact that he takes net votes from Clinton could actually help Trump overall.  Since 76% of voters don’t know much of anything about Gary Johnson it is truly unexpected that he would be polling above 10%.  Ross Perot took nearly 19% of the vote after months of campaigning, it remains to be seen where Gary Johnson will be if he gains name recognition.

Gary Johnson is a libertarian purest with socially liberal views and his effect on the presidential race could be huge.  This is just one poll but it is a very shocking poll which should demand our attention as this bizarre election cycle continues to unfold.