By Nathan Guttman, June 21st, 2016, Forward.com:
These could be the best political days of Jill Stein, the other Jewish presidential candidate besides Bernie Sanders (also known as the other woman candidate, besides Hillary Clinton.)
Stein, longtime leader of the left-wing, environmentally oriented Green Party, is beginning to see some stars align in her favor. The factors driving this shift include unprecedented disapproval ratings for both parties’ presumptive presidential nominees and a growing attraction among voters to outsiders who do not represent the mainstream establishment.
Stein and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson are benefitting from this widespread dissatisfaction, one that could potentially rise to a level of concern for both the GOP’s Donald Trump and Clinton, the Democratic candidate.
On Tuesday, CNN’s latest poll put a number value to the two outside candidates’ significance: Seven percent of American voters, the poll found, would like to Stein as their next president. Gary Johnson won support from 9% of those polled. For Stein, this represented a significant advance over polls by other organizations in May and June that showed her support at 5% and 2%, respectively.