By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico
SANTA FE — Four percent may not represent a big number but in a close race for the presidency it could tip the balance and with a radio campaign just beginning, the Gary Johnson campaign says the number could rise.
“That’s a very good showing, considering the poll was conducted before a single ad buy has been placed,” Johnson spokesman Joe Hunter told Capitol Report New Mexico on Friday of a CNN/ORC national poll. President Barack Obama received 50 percent, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, 41 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 2 percent.
The survey marks the first time that CNN/ORC has included the Libertarian Party candidate in its 2012 presidential national polls.