Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson was, for the first time, included as a major Republican presidential candidate in a national poll. Public Policy Polling released the results of a public opinion survey today, which asked respondents whether they would rather vote for Barack Obama or a Republican presidential candidate. The Republicans that were polled were Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Gary Johnson.
Gary Johnson, having the lowest name recognition of the group, garnered 28% of the vote in this poll, but he also succeeded in holding down Obama’s numbers the lowest. Obama only received 46% of the vote against Johnson.
According to this poll, 81% had still yet to form an opinion of Gary Johnson.
For the full results, click here.