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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 15:41
NEW YORK — He's a long-shot for the White House, but Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could still have an impact on the race.
The former governor of New Mexico gets three-percent of likely voter support in the latest C-N-N/O-R-C poll, just ahead of Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Johnson's support jumps to four-percent among registered voters.
His campaign could be a spoiler for his former Republican Party.
According to the poll, support for Mitt Romney drops three percentage points with the inclusion of the third party candidates.
President Obama's support only drops one point.
Johnson says he's running because the country is in trouble and he's offering a voice that isn't being heard right now, "The notion that a wasted vote is somehow voting for somebody you believe in. look, for all those people that care about the fact that we continually militarily intervene, let's stop the wars, let's stop the growing police state, let's balance the federal budget now, earlier in the earlier segment you were talking about taxes, I'm advocating throwing out the income tax, corporate tax, abolishing the IRS and replacing all of that with one federal consumption tax, the fair tax in particular."