Cleveland’s newsnet5 looks at Gary Johnson’s improving poll numbers in front of the post Labor Day cutoff.
More than two-thirds of voters said they haven’t heard enough about Gary Johnson, and getting onto the debate stage is the best way to change that.
To get there, he needs to poll at an average of 15 percent support in five different polls. Johnson said he’s slowly but surely moving up, increasing his poll numbers by about four percentage points over the past six weeks.
The first debate is slated for September 26.
The Commission on Presidential Debates says the cutoff for participation will be made after Labor Day, but “sufficiently in advance of the first-scheduled debate to allow for orderly planning.”
The most recent polls have Johnson close to a 10 percent average, but there’s reason for optimism. Neither Trump nor Clinton has been able to maintain a positive image.
Even if they don’t support him, a Quinnipiac poll shows that most voters think Johnson should be included in debates.
I agree 100% and hope Gary can get the late summer boost he needs to get into the debates.