Inside the Beltway: Three cheers for third-party candidates

Inside the Beltway: Three cheers for third-party candidates


Veteran pollster John Zogby makes it a fierce point to poll voters on third-party or lesser known candidates. He is particularly irked that Libertarian hopeful Jo Jorgensen is not getting much traction in the press.

“Zogby Analytics will always include third parties in our polls. It’s a shame when you have a respected, intelligent woman as a party nominee, and the mainstream media is pretending she doesn’t exist. Now who is sexist?” asks Mr. Zogby.

“Don’t give us that business that voting for a third party is a vote for Trump or Biden. So if you don’t fall in line with the duopoly you don’t have a voice? That’s not what the founders’ of our republic and constitution ever intended to happen. Everyone has a voice: Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens, etcetera,” the pollster says.

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“The presidential race is close and is a far better representation when you include third parties,” Mr. Zogby adds.

And here’s what he found

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