NJ.com, New Jersey’s largest news website, is affiliated with 12 New Jersey newspapers, and they have polled over 200,000 people as of Wednesday evening using a polling widget on an article entitled, “Poll: Will you vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?” Obviously, it was intended to be an either/or question, but after massive number of readers got through with the informal poll, the title seems to be more of a yes/no question.
From the looks of the poll results, the overwhelming answer is, “No, the people will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.” The poll indicates that the readers of the largest news website in the State of New Jersey overwhelmingly intend to vote Green.
The article was last updated on July 27, and as of Wednesday evening, the poll is still active.
“But if the election were today, who would you vote for: Clinton or Trump? Or will you pick another candidate? Or will you simply stay home?”
The poll is informal, and of course, it could have been rigged by some computer savvy anti-war environmentalists. Perhaps it was rigged by a social media blast. Heck, maybe we can blame the rigging on the Russians. But really, what about this presidential election hasn’t been rigged?
For example, take the most recent CNN/ORC International Poll that was conducted between July 29 and July 31.
“Suppose that the presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Party’s candidates, and Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the Republican Party’s candidates. Who would you be more likely to vote for?”
CNN reported that Clinton held a nine-point lead over Trump. On page 20 of the polling results document, the data indicates that she did lead by nine percent among those polled. What wasn’t mentioned in the news reports about the polls though is that CNN/ORC’s actual polling data indicates that results from the 18- to 34-years-old age bracket were not applicable, and their votes either weren’t gathered or weren’t counted, perhaps because of a limited sample size. The CNN/ORC poll was conducted by telephoning “a random national sample of 1,003 adults, including 894 registered voters.”
— Michael Allen Martin (@michaelallenmar) August 2, 2016
Now that so many Berniecrats have followed through with their “DemExit,” will they be able to bring these strong unofficial polling numbers favoring Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party into more scientific polls, or will those so-called accurate polls continue to leave out the most progressive, energized voters in this election cycle’s voting pool?
A poll from The Economist/YouGov showed Jill Stein polling at zero percent on June 25, before the Democratic National Convention, but she had already polled at 4 percent by the same pollsters to close out July.
Many Berniecrats and Green Party members have already been working on gaining the Green Party ballot access for the November elections. High-priority states working towards ballot access before the states’ deadlines are Connecticut and New Hampshire, according to the Green Party.
State Ballot Access Coordinator Elston McCowan delivering over 25,000 voter signatures to the Secretary of State. pic.twitter.com/kJQkYj6OII
— Missouri Green Party (@MOGreenParty) August 1, 2016
— Beckie (@BoonieKane) August 3, 2016
Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, on the ballot in 32 states and counting https://t.co/qPJiRQNNwh
— The Gnuvemberist (@The_Gnu_JGH) August 3, 2016
Regardless of whether or not the Green Party shakes up the November presidential election though, it’s abundantly clear that progressives are coming of age, and the political playing field became much greener after Bernie Sanders went up to bat.
Most Americans don’t want Clinton OR Trump. Reject the lesser evil & fight for the greater good – the time is NOW!https://t.co/2B4D4hZDEV
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 3, 2016
Debunked media myth: “90% of Berners now backing Clinton.” Every day more are deciding to keep the revolution going! https://t.co/ni0ZxrAX3w
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 2, 2016
— reaganv33 (@reaganv33) August 1, 2016
The Fringe Is In: Latest WSJ poll indicates 16% of the vote could go Libertarian Party or Green Party – https://t.co/BtIZ9UAQ2U
— Andrew Müller (@AndrewMiiller) July 28, 2016