I intend to briefly elucidate the mechanics (and illusion) of how Gary Johnson has managed to poll 12% in the mainstream political polls. This is a test run for my future contributions to ATP.
Gary Johnson in reality is not favored by voters in double digits. As you can see in the above photo, when a third option is included into a mainstream political poll, pollsters know that automatically will lead to the third option polling at a minimum threshold, as can be demonstrated with the fictitious nominee, Deez Nuts. Dee Nuts was able to poll at 9% in the NC primary polls for no other reason than the fact he was included.
The Libertarian Party is attempting to use establishment connections it has recently made to create an artificial image of progress via polls. The Party itself is aware of this third option phenomenon and is attempting to trick voters into thinking that Gary Johnson is gaining traction, when in reality, Deez Nutz could have polled this well IF included as a poll option.
Gary Johnson is in reality not favored by 12% of the electorate. It is an elaborate ruse. To quote Mark Twain, “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Gary Johnson supporters choose the third method of deception.