With 46% of likely voters viewing the Presidential race as a pick between the lesser of two evils, Libertarian Party Presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, stands an excellent chance of breaking through the two party stranglehold on American politics. As the saying goes, “When picking between two evils, you still get evil.” Most voters see differences of opinion between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and Democrats are a lot more excited about their candidate than Republicans are about theirs.
Johnson seems more in line with today’s American values and was the highest rated on civil liberties than any of the other presidential candidates. Johnson is running on a platform of more individual freedom and better fiscal responsibility by the federal government.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the president and the likely Republican presidential nominee disagree on most important issues, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Another 25% say they disagree on just about everything. Only six percent (6%) believe the two candidates agree on most important issues, with two percent (2%) more who say they agree on just about everything. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 26-27, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.