By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico
SANTA FE — Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson jumped to 4.3 percent in a JZ Analytics presidential poll, a week after receiving 1 percent in a Rasmussen Reports national poll where he was included with Democratic President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
“I’ve said all along this thing’s not over yet,” Johnson told Capitol Report New Mexico on Wednesday while he was campaigning in Charlotte, N.C., where the Democratic National Convention is being held this week. “I still believe we can still get a wave of support.”
In recent weeks, the Johnson campaign has made a concerted effort to win over Ron Paul supporters who feel disaffected, after the Texas U.S. representative officially was eliminated as a Republican presidential candidate when Romney was named the nominee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.