Will Gary Johnson Spoil ‘Red’ Georgia For Trump?
In conventionally dark ‘red’, or Republican, Georgia, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by only three percentage points—46 to 43 in a new NBC/WSJ/Marist College Poll.
Georgia has been a reliably red state for many years—its governor, Nathan Deal, and Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are all Republicans.
But, as Associated Press reporter Bill Barrow said, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, among other factors, has the opportunity to spoil the state for Trump.
“It’s just a manifestation of both these nominees’ lack of popularity. [The state] has become more diverse demographically, but also has a high population of college-educated whites, who could vote for Clinton, stay home, or vote for Gary Johnson," he said.
But, Barrow said that through the late summer, independents and third-party tickets like Johnson-Weld can poll at “false highs”.
“I’m not sure any of us are going to know what Gary Johnson can pull until returns start coming in [on Election Day].”
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